Korea Law Center
The mission of the Korea Law Center is to promote practical solutions to problems arising at the intersection of U.S. and Korean law. The center will provide opportunities for students, both undergraduate and graduate, legal scholars, judges and businessmen from South Korea and the United States to work together and learn from each other.
The center in Irvine, part of a new, multi-continent UC Irvine International Law & Business Institute, will eventually function as a one-stop facility for U.S.-Korean business and legal matters, offering such services as continuing legal education, certification for practitioners, mediation, expert witnesses, consulting, research, and public policy guidance to support the academic, legal and business communities.
Complementing the center’s practice-oriented education will be a global clinical program working with real clients. The center will also make available online educational resources and other research materials related to U.S.-Korean legal matters.
A five-person board of directors, including Dean Chemerinsky, will direct the center, guided by a board of advisors drawn from the business and legal communities in both Korea and the United States.
UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, at left, met in Seoul with Seungyeon Ye (center), research attorney for the Constitutional Court of Korea, and Kang-Kook Lee (right), president of the Constitutional Court, to discuss establishing the Korea Law Center.
Ryul Kim, Esq., instructor and executive director of the Korea Law Center, chats with an attendee at the first UC Irvine U.S.-Korea Law Forum on Feb. 3, 2010.