Prior to joining Center of the American Experiment, Kim Crockett served as corporate counsel to a national bank and had a long legal career in commercial real estate law. She enjoyed a decade at home with her young children before returning to the law and public policy. Kim, who is an enthusiastic student of the American Revolution and the written U.S. Constitution, has been a member and officer of the Federalist Society since 1984 when she founded the student chapter at Penn Law in Philadelphia.
Kim’s research, writing and advocacy focuses on the intersection of labor law and the First Amendment, public-sector pension funding, and the Metropolitan Council (regional governance and transit). She recently added immigration with a focus on the refugee resettlement program. Federalism and the rule of law are the framework for Kim’s policy work.
She regularly consults with state and national policy makers and contributes commentaries to The Wall Street Journal, the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press, and other newspapers across Minnesota. She is a frequent guest speaker at area chambers and business groups– and on radio and television, explaining the impact of state policy to Minnesotans.