Young Ran (Christine) Kim portrait
  • Associate Professor, College Of Law
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School Of Business


  • J.S.D. in Tax Law, School of Law, New York University
  • LL.M., Law , Harvard Law School
  • LL.B., College of Law, Seoul National University


Professor Kim teaches Federal Income Tax, Taxation of Business Entities, and International Tax. Her research centers on international tax, business tax, tax and technology, and taxation of complicated investment structures. Her work has been published in the UCLA Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Alabama Law Review, UC Irvine Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, San Diego Law Review, Harvard International Law Journal, and Virginia Tax Review, among others. She received the University Research Committee's Faculty Research & Creative Grant in 2018 and the College of Law's Early Career Faculty Awards in 2020 and 2021. 
Professor Kim received her J.S.D. in tax law from New York University School of Law (2018), her LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2012), where she was awarded the Landon H. Gammon Fellowship for academic excellence, and her Bachelor of Law degree summa cum laude from Seoul National University College of Law in South Korea (2002), where she graduated first in her class and received the President of Seoul National University Award. 
Professor Kim is a member of the Korean Bar since 2007 and the New York Bar since 2013. She has worked at Yulchon in Korea (2007-2011), Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C. (2012-2013, 2014, 2017), and Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (2015). She was selected as an Up and Coming Capital Markets Lawyer by Chambers Global (2008) and by Chambers Asia (2010), and won several notable tax cases at the Supreme Court of Korea.