Ron Kim

Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Email: rk796@cornell.edu

Assistant:
Lyndsey Clark
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: lyc8@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Ron Kim represents the 40th district of the New York State Assembly. Elected in 2012, Kim’s public policy solutions have gained national attention and garnered him the reputation as a key thought-leader in the “new economy” space. Most notably, Assemblymember Kim was the first public official to lead the opposition against Amazon HQ2. His opposition sparked a slew of new legislation to end corporate subsidies in order to create economically resilient localities. His latest legislative focus, The Inclusive Value Ledger (IVL), is a transformational new savings and payments platform that will massively accelerate value creation, reward undervalued work – carework, and steadily grow the health and wealth of New York State citizens. Assemblymember Kim has lectured at University of Tokyo (Japan), Ewha Women’s College (South Korea), Boston College, New York University, University at Albany (SUNY), Baruch College (CUNY), and Queens College (CUNY). His work has been featured in the MIT Tech Review, VICE Media, BBC Work News, PBS, New York Times, MSNBC, Jacobin Magazine, US Guardian, NBC, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Forbes, New York Post, Coindesk, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Education

B.A., Hamilton College, 2002
M.P.A., City University of New York, 2005