Professor Kim joined the faculty in fall 2004. She has also taught
as a visiting faculty member at The Ohio State University, Moritz
College of Law, Rady School of Management at the University of
California, San Diego and Victoria University in Wellington, New
Prior to joining the faculty at California Western, Professor Kim was
Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of a multinational
software and services company. She has worked in business and legal
capacities for several Bay Area technology companies and was an
associate in the corporate law departments at Heller, Ehrman, White
& McAuliffe in San Francisco and Gunderson, Dettmer in Menlo Park.
While in law school, Professor Kim was Associate Editor of the California Law Review and Associate Editor of the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal.
After graduating from law school, she was a Women’s Law and Public
Policy Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center and a Ford Foundation
Fellow at UCLA School of Law. Professor Kim is a member of the State Bar
of California and a past recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro
bono services for her work with the Asian Pacific American Legal
Professor Kim is a former chair of both the section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law and a former Chair of the section on Contracts of the American Association of Law Schools. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on UCC Article 1 of the ABA Business Law Section. She has been quoted or cited in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Slate Magazine and Fast Company.
She is a contributing editor to the Contracts Law Prof Blog,
the official blog for the AALS Section on Contracts. Her scholarly
interests focus on culture and the law, contracts, women and the law,
and technology. Some of her publications can be found here. Nancy Kim is the author of WRAP CONTRACTS: FOUNDATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS
(Oxford University Press, 2013) which examines how contracts control
consumer behavior, especially online, and what this means for society. Her work was the subject of a special symposium issue of the Southwestern Law Review. Professor Kim has written an innovative textbook, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTRACT LAW AND CLAUSES: A PRACTICAL APPROACH (Edward Elgar, 2016) which adopts a practical approach to teaching first year contracts through the use of contract clauses. She is currently in the process of writing a book about consent, THE CONTOURS OF CONSENT (under contract with Cambridge University Press) which is scheduled for publication in 2018.
Listen to Professor Kim discuss her book, Wrap Contracts, here.