Our Mission


May 2023: UCI Law delegation visits law firm Kim & Chang during visit to Korea

The mission of the Korea Law Center is to study and promote solutions to issues arising at the intersection of U.S. and Korean Law. The Korea Law Center was established in 2009 to serve as a platform for exchange, collaboration, and the sharing of knowledge between students, legal scholars, judges, lawyers, and policymakers from South Korea and the United States.

The Korea Law Center is directed by Sung Eun (Summer) Kim, Professor of Law.

Visiting Scholar Applications

PLEASE NOTE: The Visiting Law Scholar Program for the 2024-25 Academic Year is now open.

Apply to the Visiting Scholar Program >

Program Fee for Korea Law Center Visiting Law Scholars

Korea Law Center Visiting Law Scholars pay a $7,500 per semester program fee. There may also be a program fee for other Visiting Scholars who are UCI Law International Program Affiliates. Current scholars can pay here >

Contribute to the Center

The Korea Law Center is supported by charitable gifts and contributions. Please contact KLC@law.uci.edu for details about making a gift to the Korea Law Center.

Recent News

UCI Law Visit to Korea A delegation from UCI Law recently visited South Korea to strengthen ties with the Korean legal community. The delegation, led by Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law Austen Parrish, included Assistant Dean, Chief Global and Executive Programs Officer Khary Hornsby, Professional Development Advisor, Global Programs Grace Lee, Professor Stephen Lee, Professor Ji Seon Song, and two of our J.D. students, who are Korea Law Center Fellows.

Swipe through our photo album to see photos of the trip and read our full story on it!


Mary Germain
Senior International Programs Administrator
(949) 824-5335