Pauline Kim, JD

Resident Fellow

Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law

Pauline Kim is a nationally recognized expert on the law governing the workplace and has written widely on issues such as job security, employee privacy, the enforcement of employment discrimination laws and judicial decision-making. Her current work focuses on the use of big data in the workplace and the implications for employee privacy and workplace discrimination. She co-directs Washington University’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law and is Past-President of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. With Marion Crain and Michael Selmi, she co-authored one of the leading textbooks on employment law, Work Law: Cases and Materials, now in its 3rd edition. She was principal investigator on a two year NSF-funded research project on government-initiated employment discrimination litigation in the federal courts. Before joining the faculty, Professor Kim 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, and from 2008-2010, she served as the 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.