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Pauline Kim, JD

Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law
Washington University in St. Louis 


Professor Pauline Kim is a nationally recognized expert on the law of the workplace, and has written widely on issues such as job security, employee privacy, employment discrimination and judicial decision-making. Her current research focuses on the use of big data and artificial intelligence in the workplace and the implications of these technologies for employee privacy and anti-discrimination law. Professor Kim is the co-director of Washington University’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law. With Marion Crain and Michael Selmi, she co-authors one of the leading textbooks on employment law, Work Law: Cases and Materials, now in its 3rd edition. Before joining the faculty, she clerked for The Honorable Cecil F. Poole on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, she was the Félix Velarde-Muñoz Fellow, and later a staff attorney, at the Employment Law Center/Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. In 2007-08, she was the inaugural John S. Lehmann Research Professor at Washington University Law School, and from 2008-2010, she served as the law school’s Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. She is a member of the Labor Law Group and the American Law Institute and served as an Adviser to the ALI’s Restatement of Employment Law.

Education & Training

JD: Harvard Law School (1988)
AB: Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges (1984)

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