Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are continuing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the school by announcing two exciting new faculty hires joining the ranks of the nationally renowned faculty scholars and teachers at Mizzou Law.
Lauren Shores Pelikan, a senior manager of global tax planning at Emerson in St. Louis and Yunsieg P. Kim, a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will be joining the faculty at Mizzou Law in time to begin teaching classes in the Fall 2022 semester.
“We are thrilled to welcome these accomplished lawyers and legal experts to our faculty,” said Lyrissa Lidsky, dean and Judge C.A. Leedy Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. “Their remarkable knowledge and skill in their respective areas of expertise will be an incredible addition to our faculty, both in the classroom and through their research.”
Lauren Shores Pelikan will be an associate teaching professor of law at Mizzou Law. Pelikan joins Mizzou Law with nearly 10 years of experience as a tax attorney specializing in transactional tax matters. Her tax practice includes advising public and private companies with respect to structure and tax issues in mergers, acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, divestitures, joint venture formations, and restructurings.
Pelikan is currently a senior manager of global tax planning at Emerson, and previously worked as an associate at Bryan Cave LLP and as a Senior Manager in EY’s International Tax and Transaction Services group. Pelikan is a Mizzou alumna, earning her JD from Mizzou Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emory University. She also is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA).
Yunsieg P. Kim will be a visiting assistant professor of law at Mizzou Law. He currently is a law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kim’s research focuses on the unintended consequences of interjurisdictional laws, particularly laws regulating online activity. Kim holds a JD from Yale Law School, where he was an editor for the Yale Law Journal, a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in cybersecurity from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
Kim’s most recent publication, “Does the Anti-Google Law Actually Help Google and Hurt Startups?” in the Georgetown Law Journal Online, won the Best Student Article Award at the 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards. It argues that a widely touted approach to regulating anticompetitive practices by companies such as Google and Apple is likely to be ineffective or even counterproductive. Yunsieg also has published law review articles in the Wisconsin Law Review, Brigham Young University Law Review, and the Washburn Law Journal. Previously, Yunsieg was a litigation associate at King & Spalding LLP in Washington, D.C.