Kim D. Ricardo is a Professor of Law at the UIC John Marshall Law School. She attended the University of

California at Berkeley, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, and Georgetown

University Law School. Before becoming a lawyer, she was an actor and performing artist in both theatre and film.

Kim is also a published author; her poetry appears in Maganda Magazine and in the 2001 Underground Railroad

calendar. In 2012, her piece “Truth Commission” was shown at the School of the Art Institute’s Sullivan Gallery as

part of the exhibit “Opening the Black Box: The Charge is Torture.” She now enjoys various social dance activities,

including tango and salsa. Kim also proudly serves on the Illinois State Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section

Council and on the Boards of the Legal Writing Institute and the Society of American Law Teachers.