Dean Melanie Leslie is pleased to announce the appointment of Young Ran (Christine) Kim as a Professor of Law. “It is my pleasure to welcome Christine Kim to our faculty. Her expertise in international tax law, technology, and complicated investment structures will be a tremendous addition to our strong program in taxation,” said Dean Leslie.
Kim is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where she teaches Federal Income Tax, Taxation of Business Entities, and International Tax (Seminar).
“I am very pleased to join Cardozo Law School. I have been a big fan of the excellent student body and highly accomplished faculty members at Cardozo, and am thrilled to be a part of a strong tax cohort. I hope to contribute to Cardozo’s diverse community as well as its extraordinary curriculum that combines practical experiences and scholarly insights. It is also exciting to be back in the Village! I look forward to joining the Cardozo community this summer,” said Kim.
Kim’s research centers on international tax, business tax, and taxation in the digital economy. Her paper (with Darien Shanske) "Taxing Digital Platforms," is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review in 2023. Her work has been published in the UCLA Law Review, UC Irvine Law Review, Alabama Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, Harvard International Law Journal, and Virginia Tax Review, among others. Her paper “Blockchain Initiatives for Tax Administration” is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review.
Kim is actively involved in the Teaching Tax Committee and the American Bar Association Tax Section and has been on the Steering Committee for the Junior Tax Scholars’ Workshop. She has been a Guest Blogger for TaxProf Blog’s Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review and Roundup, and has been quoted numerous times in Law360 and Bloomberg Law.
Kim received her LL.B. summa cum laude from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. She has a J.S.D. in tax law from NYU School of Law, and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where she was awarded the Landon H. Gammon Fellowship for academic excellence. She is a member of the Korean Bar and the New York Bar and has worked at Yulchon, Caplin & Drysdale, and Sullivan & Cromwell. She also worked in Seoul as a law clerk at Seoul Central District Court, and as Deputy Prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office.