State of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including member of the Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Member - The Economic Club of Chicago
Past President- Asian American Bar Association
Past Member – Attorney General’s Asian American Advisory Committee
Past Board of Trustees- Barat College
Past Member – Chicago Bar Association, Development of the Law Committee
Past Board of Trustees – Legal Aid Society
Past Regional Governor – National Asian American Bar Association
Past Planning Committee – Northwestern University School of Law, Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Past Chair, Board of Trustees – Shimer College
Past Board of Directors - United Charities
Young Kim has practiced corporate, banking and real estate law for over 30 years. His practice has typically consisted of advising businesses, engaging in business planning and handling business transactions, including domestic as well as inward and outward bound international transactions. In addition, he has substantial litigation experience at all levels of the federal and state court systems, including one matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Young is licensed in Illinois.
Young has also taught corporate and securities law and international investments at Northwestern University School of Law, and advanced contracts, business transactions, government regulation of business, and international business transactions at University of Colorado School of Law. He has been honored as a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2007-2012). His published books include Justice: Classical Foundations and Contemporary Debates (2018), and Justice as Right Actions (2015).
In activities related to his professional work, Young has served as President of the Asian American Bar Association for two separate terms and as regional Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He has also served on the Board of the Legal Aid Bureau, on the Development of the Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and on the Attorney General’s Asian American Advisory Board. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, and previously served on the Board of United Charities, on the Boards of Barat College and for three separate terms, Chair of the Board of Shimer College.
AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER HONORS
Justice: Classical Foundations and Contemporary Disputes (Lexington Books)
Justice as Right Actions (Lexington Books)
Fulbright Senior Specialist – Taught corporate law, jurisprudence and constitutional law
theory at the University of Luxembourg (2009)
International First Amendment Discussion Forum; Host: Faculté de Droit, d’Économie et de Finance, Université du Luxembourg; Presentation: “Rawls and Conflicting Liberties: U.S. and European Models”
Colloquium Series of the University of Colorado School of Law; Host: The Faculty of the University of Colorado School of Law; Presentation: “Dworkin’s Sovereign Virtue: Luck Egalitarianism and the Auction”
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; Host: Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain; Presentation: “Does Moral Pluralism Lead Ineluctably to Moral Relativism?”
Chapter Author, “Drafting the Contract for the Purchase and Sale of a Business”
1998, 1996, 1992
Chapter Author, “Leasing Before Construction,” Commercial Landlord Tenant (Ill. Inst. for CLE)
1998, 1996, 1992
Chapter Author, “Defaults and Remedies,” Commercial Landlord Tenant (Ill. Inst. for CLE)
BA | JD | MSc
Young Kim received his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences from Shimer College, where he graduated as Class Salutatorian.
He received his JD degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with Dean's List and Senior Honors.
At The London School of Economics and Political Science, he received an MSc degree with Merit in Political Theory.