Monday, January 20, 2020
Professor Rosa Kim of Suffolk University School of Law received a Global Legal Skills Award last month in recognition of her dedication to teaching global legal writing skills and for promoting global legal skills education. The award was presented last month in Phoenix during the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference held at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
Professor Kim chaired the Legal Writing Institute's Global Legal Writing Skills committee in 2016-18, and is currently co-chairing it in 2018-20. In chairing this LWI committee, she redefined the charge to include teaching global and cultural skills to U.S. students, in addition to teaching international students, and led the effort to coordinate four globally-themed panels for the 2018 LWI conference, launch a Google Group for Global Skills, organize a webinar on teaching global skills to international and U.S. students, and update the LWI Teaching Bank on teaching global skills. Rosa published the lead article in the international law edition, Summer 2018, of the Journal of Legal Education called "Globalizing the Law Curriculum for Twenty-First-Century Lawyering." Rosa has presented at several Global Legal Skills conferences, including Verona, Italy, San Jose, Costa Rica, and Chicago. In her teaching, she developed a course in the Suffolk International Law concentration titled Advanced Legal Writing in an International Context, which she will be teaching in a hybrid format in Spring 2019. She taught a summer course to Swedish and U.S. students called "Global Legal Skills" in Lund, Sweden in 2016, and in summer 2018 completed a Fulbright Specialist grant in Seoul, Korea at Korea University Law School, teaching an intensive legal writing and advocacy course to Korean law students.
Before attending Boston College Law School, Professor Kim received an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a concentration in International Economics and Latin American studies, and worked at the Republic of Korea s Mission to the United Nations. Upon graduation from law school, Professor Kim worked as a litigation associate at the Boston firm of Rubin Rudman, then as Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Civil Trial Division, litigating cases in the areas of civil rights, torts and employment law. Prior to joining the Suffolk University Law School faculty, Professor Kim taught legal research and writing at Boston University School of Law and also taught in the Legal Studies Department at Brandeis University as a Guberman Fellow.
We congratulate Professor Kim on receiving a Global Legal Skills Award and thank her for her passionate advocacy of global legal skills.