Andrew Chongseh Kim
Andrew Chongseh Kim joined Beck Redden after several years as a law school professor, teaching at both Concordia University School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. His research, which has been published in top-50 law reviews and cited in briefs to the United States Supreme Court, applies sophisticated statistical techniques to reveal important insights into our legal system. His ability to connect with students and communicate complex ideas with clarity earned him the title of “Professor of the Year.” He has been quoted frequently in newspapers, radio, and online media outlets. Now, Andrew is excited to apply his sharp legal mind and strong communication skills on behalf of his clients.
As a litigator, Andrew has experience in disputes concerning oil and gas, commercial transactions, financial matters, and intellectual property. Andrew serves the Houston community as an officer in the Asian American Bar Association and Korean American Association of Houston. Andrew graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School where he served as a General Editor on the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review and was honored as Dean’s Scholar. He clerked for Justice Richard N. Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court, gaining valuable insights into our judicial system.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Co-Chair, Asian American Bar Association, Community Service and Pro Bono Committee
Visiting Scholar, South Texas College of Law, Houston
Merger Committee, Korean American Association of Houston/Korean Community Center
Next Generation Leader, Committee of 100
- Beck Redden Attorney to be Keynote Speaker at 2018 APIS Conference
- Beck Redden Attorney to Speak at C100 Town Hall
Publications and Presentations
Prosecuting Chinese “Spies”: An Empirical Analysis of the Economic Espionage Act, Cardozo Law Review (forthcoming 2018) (Asians charged with espionage are twice as likely to be innocent as those of other races)
The Asian American Civil Rights Movement - Past and Present, Asian Pacific Interest Section – State Bar of Texas, Apr. 27, 2018, Austin, TX (keynote).
NPR/KPCC , AirTalk, Nevada Jury Acquits Bundy Ranch Standoff Participants, August 2017
Economic Espionage and Trade Secrets: Asian Americans in the Crosshairs, Committee of 100 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 17, 2017 (headline speaker).
Prosecuting Chinese “Spies”: An Empirical Analysis of the Economic Espionage Act, Committee of 100, White Paper, May 2017
When the Apocalypse Comes, Will Anything Change? Gay Marriage, Black Lives Matter, and the Rule of Law, 3 Savannah L. Rev. 57 (2016) (The Walking Dead reveals the lawlessness of pre-apocalypse America)
Underestimating the Trial Penalty: An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Trial Penalty and Critique of the Abrams Study, 84 Miss. L.J. 1195 (2015) (selected through peer review) (based on multivariate regression analysis of 221,928 cases, the trial penalty is four times larger than previously reported)
Beyond Finality: How Making Criminal Judgments Less Final Can Further the “Interests of Finality,” 2013 Utah L. Rev. 561 (2013) (states can realize net financial savings by providing more lenient criminal appeals)
- Cited in Ellis v. Quay, 88 F.Supp.3d 77, 84 (D. Conn. 2015); Brief of Scholars of Federal Courts and Sentencing as amici curiae, p. 23, 27, Welch v. U.S., 2016 WL 721993 (U.S.); Brief of Professor Douglas A. Berman as amicus curiae, p. 10, Montgomery v. Louisiana, 577 U.S. __ (2016); et al.
“When the Apocalypse Comes, Will Anything Change?”, Savannah Law Review’s The Walking Dead Colloquium,
“Why People Plead Guilty,” Peer Review Author Colloquium Seminar,
Selected Media Appearances
What One Boise Professor Thinks We Can Learn About Zombies, Boise State Public Radio, Oct. 31, 2015 (featured interviewee)
Courtroom antics may be Bundy's plan, THE OREGONIAN, Sept. 25, 2016, at A4
Malheur Jury Selection Begins, The Oregonian, Sept. 7, 2016, at A8
PrawfsBlawg, Guest blogger, Oct. 2015 (blog topics ranged from presidential power in the debt-ceiling standoffs to parental liability for mass shootings)
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 2010
- Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, General Editor
- Dean's Scholar in Analytical Methods for Lawyers
B.A., University of Chicago, Economics, Physics, Anthropology, 2000
State Bar of Illinois
State Bar of Texas