Pauline Kim

Charles Nagel Professor of Law


A.B., 1984, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges
1984-85 Henry Fellow, New College, Oxford
J.D., 1988, Harvard University 

Curriculum Vitae







Beverly Owens - (314) 935-6482

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-8570
E-mail: kim@wulaw.wustl.edu


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 555

Courses Taught

Civil Procedure
Employment Law
Seminar on Courts and Judicial Decision-Making


Professor Pauline Kim is a nationally recognized expert on employment law and judicial decision-making. Co-author of one of the leading textbooks on work law, she has written widely on issues such as job security, employee privacy, the federal judiciary, and the influences on judicial decision-making. Professor Kim served as the law school’s associate dean for research and faculty development from 2008 to 2010 and was the recipient of the law school’s first John S. Lehmann Research Professorship. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and an advisor to the ALI’s Restatement of Employment Law. Professor Kim is a core faculty member for the law school’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law, as well as an advisory board member for its Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. 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 Hon. Cecil F. Poole, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a staff attorney at the Employment Law Center/Legal Aid Society of California, where she litigated cases involving race, sex, and disability discrimination; racial and sexual harassment; and unlawful working conditions.

EEOC Litigation Project

Professor Kim is one of the principal investigators in the EEOC Litigation Project, which collects and analyzes in-depth information about the participants, motions, events, and outcomes in the EEOC’s enforcement litigation over a 10 year period of time.  For information about the Project and to access the data, click here.