J.D., Western State College of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
For over 30 years, Ryul Kim has specialized in U.S.-Korea legal matters, serving as an advocate, arbitrator, mediator, consultant, educator, and expert witness in both transactional and litigation matters valued from a few thousand dollars to nine figures. Professor Kim teaches the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) class and Mediation Clinic courses at Trinity Law School and also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for ADR Services, Inc. and the Orange County Superior Court.
Professor Kim has received many awards, including the Alliance Defense Fund (Honor Guard) for 500 Hours Pro Bono Services, The Wiley Manuel Award Recipient for Pro Bono Services, and State Bar of California Board of Governors Award for Pro Bono Services. In addition to the California State Bar Association, he has received membership and recognition from the U.S. Court of International Trade, Orange County Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy (Civil), and the National Litigation Academy in London, England. He has also spoken and written on a wide variety of legal topics with U.S.-Korea cross-border implications.
He founded and served as Executive Co-Chair of the Korea Law Center at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he created and implemented the fellowship program for visiting Korean jurists in 2009. As a founder of the U.S.-Korea Law Foundation, he hosted the annual U.S.-Korea Law Day, which has been held at KIA corporate headquarters in Irvine since 2011.