UC Irvine U.S.-Korea Law Forum
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010
2 to 6 p.m. (Reception 6 to 7:30 p.m.)
UC Irvine Student Center (map)
4 MCLE units (including 0.5 units for ethics)
Sponsored by The Korea Law Center, UCI School of Law;
Sogang University School of Law; Sogang University Institute for Legal Studies
Co-sponsored by Hwang Mok Park, APL; Kring & Chung, LLP; Snell & Wilmer, LLP; Korean Community Lawyers Association
Supported by Orange County Korean-American Bar Association; Korean-American Bar Association of Southern California;
Scott Lee, Esq.; California State Bar Association, International Law Section; ADR Services, Inc.
The practice of Korean law is not only increasingly dynamic in Korea, but it has also begun to play an important role in the global legal and business arena. Recent statistics show that 20% or more of civil case filings in Southern California courts have some Korean elements, including Korean parties, Korean legal issues or business customs, which could affect the outcome of a case. Practitioners of American law often fail to realize the significance of these elements in litigation and business transactions, potentially to the detriment of their clients.
Another notable trend is the emergence of the Korean Constitutional Court, as demonstrated in historic rulings on the impeachment of the president of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the relocation of the capital, Seoul. The impact of this court has touched on every aspect of daily life and business in Korea, and its influence has been felt even in the United States.
What’s more, Korea is beginning to open its legal market to foreign lawyers, and American lawyers need to understand where the real opportunities are, as well as the potential adverse consequences.
Four hours of MCLE credit are available through UC Irvine Extension, an approved State Bar of California CLE provider.
Registration fee: $100; $50 for UCI faculty, staff, students and members of the following sponsors, co-sponsors or supporters - Hwang Mok Park, APL; Kring & Chung, LLP; Snell & Wilmer, LLP; Korean Community Lawyers Association; Orange County Korean-American Bar Association; Korean-American Bar Association of Southern California; Scott Lee, Esq.; California State Bar Association, International Law Section; ADR Services, Inc. Reception included.
Registration: 1:30 p.m.
Kick-Off: 2 to 2:20 p.m. Featured Speaker Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Chair, UCI Korea Law Center
I. Panel 1: Public Law Developments in Korea (2:20 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
II. Panel 2: Current Issues in U.S.-Korea Law and Practice (3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.)
Break: 4:20 to 4:30 p.m.
III. Panel 3: Current Issues in U.S.-Korea Law and Practice (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
IV. Panel 4: U.S.-Korea Bi-Country Law Practice (5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
V. Reception: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open to registrants and invited guests