Faculty Profiles

Sung Hui Kim

Sung Hui Kim

Professor of Law
Faculty Director of the Program on In-House Counsel, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy
B.A. Emory, 1988
M.A Emory, 1988
J.D. Harvard, 1992
UCLA Faculty since 2010

Sung Hui Kim is the Faculty Director of the Program on In-House Counsel, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law. She has taught Business Associations, Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Securities Regulation, and seminars on the psychology of modern legal practice and legal ethics. She has written on a wide range of topics, including the role of in-house counsel in corporate compliance, cognitive science and the legal profession, fiduciary law, public and private corruption, insider trading law, legal ethics, social psychology and ethics, the role of gatekeepers in securities regulation, sovereign debt, and supermajority provisions in the U.S. Constitution. Her scholarship has appeared in both peer-reviewed and student-edited publications, such as Cambridge University Press, Capital Markets Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Oxford University Press, UCLA Law Review, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Securities Law Review, and University of Chicago Press. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and a B.A., summa cum laude, and M.A. in History from Emory University. Prior to law school, she was a Henry Luce Foundation Scholar in South Korea. Following law school, she was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany. After six years in private practice as a transactional lawyer, she joined Red Bull North America, Inc. as its first general counsel and served for four years prior to making the transition to law teaching. In 2005, she joined Southwestern Law School and in 2010 joined the faculty of UCLA School of Law. From 2013-14, she was an Emile Noël Fellow of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, NYU School of Law.