Nancy S. Kim is the Michael Paul Galvin Chair in Entrepreneurship and Applied Legal Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law/Illinois Institute of Technology. Professor Kim's research interests are in the areas of consent, contracts, privacy, and the effect of technology on society, and she has written dozens of scholarly articles and essays on these subjects. She is also the author of the books, Consentability: Consent and Its Limits (Cambridge University Press, 2019); The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses (Edward Elgar, 2016); and Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications (Oxford University Press, 2013). Her work has been the subject of several symposia and conference panels, including a special issue of the Southwestern Law Review (Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring 2014), and a forthcoming symposium issue of the Loyola Law Review. Professor Kim has been quoted or cited in a variety of publications ranging from judicial opinions, legal scholarship and treatises, to newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and Popular Mechanics.
Professor Kim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also received her law degree, and earned an LL.M. from the University of California, Los Angeles where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow. Prior to entering academia, she was an attorney in private practice at a Silicon Valley-based law firm and Vice-President of a global software and services company. Nancy Kim is an elected member of the American Law Institute and former Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Contracts and the Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law. She is also a former Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Commercial and Consumer Contracts. Kim is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California.