Levin College of Law

Matthew Kim

Assistant Professor of Law



Professor Matthew Kim teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and empirical legal research. His work has been published in or is forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal, Texas A&M Law Review, Missouri Law Review, and Tennessee Law Review, among others. Prior to joining the University of Florida Levin College of Law, he clerked for two judges in Miami – Judge Barbara Lagoa of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Beth Bloom of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Professor Kim received his B.A. and M.A. from Emory University, his M.A. from Yale University, his Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Harvard University
M.A., Yale University
M.A., Emory University
B.A., Emory University


Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Empirical Legal Research


  • Exclusionary Rule and Judicial Integrity: An Empirical Study of Public Perceptions of the Exclusionary Rule, 88 Missouri Law Review 1061 (2023).
  • For Appearance’s Sake: An Empirical Study of Public Perceptions of Ethical Dilemmas in the Legal Profession, 83 Ohio State Law Journal 529 (2022).
  • Redesigning Restorative Justice for Criminal Justice Reform, 88 Tennessee Law Review 947 (2022).
  • Public Perceptions of Corporate Criminal Sanctions: An Empirical Study of the Reputational Impact of Corporate Criminal Misconduct, 29 University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 457 (2020).
  • Legalization and Norm Internalization: An Empirical Study of International Human Rights Commitments Eliciting Public Support for Compliance, 7 Journal of Law and International Affairs 338 (2019).
  • Public and Elite Opinion on International Human Rights Law: Completing the Causal Chain of the Domestic Compliance Mechanism, 18 Journal of Human Rights 419 (2019).
  • Reputation and Compliance with International Human Rights Law: Experimental Evidence from the U.S. and South Korea, 19 Journal of East Asian Studies 215 (2019).
  • Rulers or Rules? International Law, Elite Cues and Public Opinion, 30 European Journal of International Law 1281 (2019) (with Professors Beth Simmons and Anton Strezhnev).