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From left: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UCI Law; Chaihark Hahm, Professor at Yonsei Law School and Berggruen fellow at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University; Summer Kim, professor of law and Director of the Korea Law Center; Charles Cannon, Vice Dean, UCI Law.
  • On October 1, 2017, Korea Law Center welcomed the visiting scholars and LLM students at Shady Canyon Club House, hosted by Eugene and Carol Choi. Photos>
  • Korea Law Center and Council for Korean Americans welcomed students and young professionals across various fields (medicine, entertainment, science, public interest, business, and law) to engage with and network with mentors and peers. The event was featured in Korea Times and Korea DailyMore Details>
  • This May, a group of UCI Law and Korea Law Center faculty, staff, and research fellows traveled to Seoul, South Korea, to form and strengthen new partnerships and research collaborations with the National Court Administration of the Supreme Court of Korea and Korea University Law School. More details>
  • The Korea Law Center is delighted to welcome Korea University Professor Ha Yurl Kim to UC Irvine School of Law as a Visiting Professor in Fall 2017. Professor Kim is an expert in Constitutional Law.
  • The Korea Law Center welcomes Tim Yoo and Karen Shin as Research Fellows. Tim received his B.A. in English from UC Berkeley. He worked as a summer associate at Yoon & Yang LLC in Korea and is currently serving as a part-time judicial extern for the Honorable Theodor C. Albert of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. He is a member of the UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law. Karen received her B.A. in Politics from New York University and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Josephine L. Staton of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She is also co-chair for APALSA at UCI Law and is a member of the UC Irvine Law Review
  • Korea Law Center Research Fellow Tim Yoo (2L) spends summer at Yoon & Yang LLC in Seoul, Korea. More details>
  • Korea Law Center hosted a panel discussion “Careers in Transnational & Cross-Border Law,” featuring five legal professionals whose work focuses on cross-border work in broader Asia. The panelists—Mincheol Kim, Jay Im, Youngwook Shin, Suzy Lee and Seung Baik—represented a variety of practices. More details>
  • Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Chaihark Hahm, Professor at Yonsei Law School and Berggruen fellow at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, engaged in a comparative discussion of the U.S. and Korean Constitutions. The event was the first in a series of Public Lectures hosted by the Korea Law Center, and was sponsored by the Orange County Korean American Bar Association. Vice Dean Charles Cannon served as moderator. View the event flyer here, photos of the event here, and the conversation in its entirety here.  
  • Prof. Summer Kim Receives Trailblazer Award from Orange County Korean American Bar Association Read more >
  • Prof. Summer Kim, Research Fellow Sarah Choi meet with Korean-American leaders Read more >
  • Korea University Leaders Visit UC Irvine Read more >
  • Friends of Korea Law Center Establish Endowed Scholarship Read more >
  • Korea University Professor Kyungsin Park will visit UC Irvine School of Law in Spring 2017, teaching a seminar on “Current Issues in Online Surveillance and Data Protection”
  • The Korea Law Center welcomes Sarah Choi (Class of 2018) as a Research Fellow. Sarah received her B.S. in Business Administration and the Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California. She has served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Otis Wright, II of the United States District Court, Central District of California and is a member of the UC Irvine Law Review.