California Western School of Law Professor Nancy S. Kim has been named as the ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies for her work highlighting the risks of online contracts.
Kim has become a nationally recognized scholar in the legal dialogue over “wrap” contracts—contracts created when an Internet user clicks on “Agree,” “Accept Terms,” or a similar link—often not knowing they have entered into a legally binding contract. She is the author of the recently published book Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications, which has garnered critical praise.
"I am very proud to award this endowed professorship to Professor Nancy Kim,” says
Niels B. Schaumann, president and dean of California Western. “Her recent book on wrap contracts makes her the ideal candidate for this distinguished position, and the generosity of our donors has allowed me to recognize Professor Kim in a way that matters in our academic world."
“I am honored to receive the inaugural ProFlowers Distinguished Professorship in Internet Studies which will help me continue my research in the area of contracts, technology, and the Internet,” says Professor Kim.
Kim's efforts epitomize California Western's commitment to research in emerging areas of the law, and along with our New Media Rights Clinic, ensure that federal rules and laws protect the rights of content creators and owners.
In addition to her many scholarly works, Kim is a frequent media guest on the topic of wrap contracts, including interviews with NBC San Diego and WBUR Public Radio in Boston.