Sung Hui Kim is Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Her teaching areas include Business Associations, Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Securities Regulation, and The Psychology of Modern Legal Practice.
Professor Kim earned her bachelor's (summa cum laude) and master's degrees in history from Emory University in 1988. Her master’s thesis, a history of the supermajority provisions in the U.S. Constitution and a proof of the authorship of Federalist No. 58, was subsequently published by the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. After graduation, she spent the following year serving as the Program Officer of the Asiatic Research Center, Korea University, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation Scholarship. She then attended Harvard Law School where she graduated cum laude in 1992. She spent the following year in Germany on a fellowship supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation where she worked in the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and Berlin Cabinet of Ministers (Berlin Senatskanzlei).
In 1993, Professor Kim returned to the U.S. to begin her law practice in Washington, D.C. as a transactional lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings. In 1995, she relocated her practice to Los Angeles, California, where she began providing legal advice to the North American subsidiary of Austrian-based Red Bull, whose flagship energy drink was being introduced in the United States. In 1999, she joined Red Bull North America as its general counsel. As Red Bull's popularity surged and the company began marketing other products, including the Carpe Diem line of beverages, she supervised all of the company's North American legal matters.
Professor Kim has written about securities regulation and legal ethics. Her more recent scholarship has focused on insider trading. Her scholarship has appeared in the Cornell Law Review, Florida Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, North Carolina Law Review, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Securities Law Review, SMU Law Review, and University of Chicago Press.
Professor Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.