Scholars in Residence

The Korea Law Center welcomes 10-12 visiting scholars to UC Irvine every academic year. Visiting Scholars are expected to pursue research projects at the intersection of U.S. and Korean law, and contribute to the intellectual diversity of UCI School of Law. This collaboration and network of scholars has facilitated important comparative discussions across a range of topics spanning criminal, constitutional, and privacy law.

    Current Scholars

    
  • Ki Young Cho

    Deputy Director, Civil Service Division, Constitutional Court of Korea
    General Clerk, Trial Policy Division, Intellectual Property Trial & Appeal Board
    General Clerk, Labor Supervision Division, Ministry of Employment & Labor

  • SunJae Choi

    Judge, Seoul Northern District Court
    Judge, Seoul Administrative Court
    Judge, Incheon District Court

  • Jecheol Jeon

    Professor, Busan National University of Education
    Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation
    Chief of the Legal Team, Samsung Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

  • Su Jin Jung

    Public Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office
  • Seoyoung Kang

    Attorney, One Law Partners LLC, Seoul
  • Su Min Kim

  • Young Hyun Kim

    Public Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice
    Senior Prosecutor, Buchun Branch of Suwon District Public Prosecutor's Office
    Investigative Adviser on Human Rights (Senior Prosecutor), Supreme Prosecutor's Office

  • Sunkeon Kwon

  • Sung-kyu Lee

    Reporter, Kukmin Daily
  • Ji yeon Lim

    Director, Ministry of Government Legislation
  • Shinae Park

    Associate Attorney, Yoon & Yang LLC
  • Yong Joo Park

    Court Clerk of Trial at Criminal Affairs Division for Single Judges, Administration Bureau, Uijeongbu District Court
    Family Invesigator at Civil Affairs Division for Panels of Judges, Administration Bureau, Uijeongbu District Court
    Court clerk of Trial at Civil Affairs Division for Panels of Judges, Administration Bureau, Uijeongbu District Court

  • Byungjin So

    Judge, Chungju District Court
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Prosecutor, Seoul Southern District Prosecutor's Office

  • Jin Jae Yoo

    Director of Secretary, Tax Tribunal under Prime Minister's Office
  • Sin Hye Yoon

    Assistant Manager of Civil Cases Reception Department, Seoul Northern District Court
    Court Clerk of Trial at Civil Affairs Division for Single Judges, Seoul Northern District Court
    Assistant Manager of Family Relations Registration Reception Department, Seoul Northern District Court

  • Sung Yeol Yune

    Judge, Seoul Eastern District Court
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Director of Planning and Coordination, Office of Court Administration

2019 Visiting Scholars Reception in Seoul

    Past Visiting Scholars

  • Jin Oh An

    CPA, Financial Analysis Division, Kim & Chang
    Senior Manager, PwC Korea
    Officer, Accounting & Finance Group, ROKAF
  • Dae Gun Choe

    Public Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Public Prosecutors’ Office
    Participated in investigation of crimes threatening national security, election crimes
    Public Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea Task Force to examine constitutionality of the United Progressive Party
    Participated in Constitutional Trial to dissolve the UPP accused of links to North Korea
    Public Prosecutor, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea Office of Unification Legal Affairs Division
    Participated in conference with North Korea, wrote Unification-preparation manual, participated in international conferences (Weapons of mass destruction prevention; Sweden, France, Russia, New Zealand)

  • Xuejing Du

    Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
    Part-time Lawyer, Shanghai RiYin Law Firm
    Deputy Chief Procurator, People’s Procuratorate of FengXian District, Shanghai
  • JongMin Ha

    Judge, Daegu District Court
    Judge, Daegu District Court, Andong Branch
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
  • Seunghwa Han

    Court Clerk of Trial at Criminal Affairs Division for Panels of Judges, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Seoul Central District Court
    Court Clerk of Trial at Civil Affairs Division for Single Judges, Civil Affairs Bureau, Seoul Central District Court
    Head of Auction Department, Civil Execution Division, Administration Bureau, Seoul Central District Court
  • Youngsu Hyun

    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Judge, Jeju District Court
    Judge, Mokpo Branch Court of Gwangju District
  • Ha Yurl Kim

    Professor of Law, School of Law, Korea University
    Associate Professor, School of Law, Korea University
    Adjunct Professor, Sookmyung Women’s University
    Reporting Attorney, Constitutional Court
    Attorney, Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office
  • Jeong Hyun Kim

    Public Prosecutor, Daejeon District Public Prosecutors' Office
    Executive Officer, Office of the President, Republic of Korea
    Public Prosecutor, Supreme Prosecutors' Office
  • Jiyoung Kim

    UIJEONGBU DISTRICT COURT, GOYANG BRANCH
    Presiding Judge of a single judge panel dealing with civil cases, 

    DAEGU DISTRICT COURT 
    Presiding Judge of a single judge panel dealing with civil cases
    Presiding Judge of a single judge panel dealing with personal bankruptcy cases
    Associate Judge of a three judge panel in civil division

    SEOUL CENTRAL DISTRICT COURT
    Associate Judge of a three judge panel in civil division
    Associate Judge of a three judge panel in criminal division

    SEOUL SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT
    Associate Judge of a three judge panel in civil division

  • Se Yong Kim

    Judicial Researcher, Supreme Court of Korea
    Judge, Gwangju High Court
    Judge, Daejeon District Court

  • Soon Yeol Kim

    Judge, Supreme Court of Korea
    Chief Judge, Gwangju District Court, Suncheon Branch
    Chief Judge, Gwangju District Court, Jangheung Branch

  • Yunhui Kim

    Prosecutor Professor
    Young-in Branch of institute of justice (Young-in, Korea). In charge of training new prosecutors in particular investigation and investigation command.

    Public Prosecutor
    Changwon District Prosecutor’s Office (Changwon, Korea)
    Worked at Crown Office and the department of special investigation. 
    Investigated public office corruption, personal information leakage cases and property crime such as fraud and embezzlement.
    Visited USA and researched how US investigates IT crimes, intellectual property and analyzes digital evidence.

    Public Prosecutor
    Ministry of Justice, Gwacheon, Korea. Visited Australia and studied civil law education of Australia

  • Hyunggon Ko

    Public Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office
    Public Prosecutor, Daegu District Prosecutors' Office
    Public Prosecutor, Seoul Northern District Prosecutors' Office
  • Jeong Won Kyung

    Judge, Seosan Branch Court of Daejeon District Court
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Judge, Seongnam Branch Court of Suwon District Court
  • Dong Ik Lee

    Deputy Director/Attorney, Korea Fair Trade Commission
    New Leader Development Program, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Central Officials Training Institute
    Mediator, Fair Trade Team, Korea Fair Trade Commission

  • Jongkhil Lee

    Judge, Daegu High Court
    Judge & Public Information Office, Daegu District Court
    Judge, Andong Branch Court of Daegu District Court

  • Hyoseop Kim

    Public Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Public Prosecutors’ Office, Criminal Department & Trial Department
    Public Prosecutor, Goyang Branch, Public Security Department & Serious Criminal Offense Department
    Public Prosecutor, Ulsan DPO, Special Investigation Department

  • Hyung Jin Kim

    Presiding Judge, Gwangju District Court
    Judge, Research Fellow, Judicial Policy Research Institute
    Judge, Incheon District Court, Cheongju District Court, Seoul Central District Court, Suwon District Court

  • Byung Seog Lee

    Public Prosecutor, Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office, in charge of crime cases, murder and robbery crimes
    Public Prosecutor, Busan District Prosecutor’s Office, in charge of crime cases, Narcotics and Organized Crime division
    Public Prosecutor, Ansan Branch of Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office, in charge of crime cases, public official crimes

  • Joo Young Park

    Licensed attorney-at-law, South Korea
    Presiding judge, Daejeon District Court, civil cases
    Judge, Ulsan District Court, civil and criminal cases
    Judge, Busan Family Court, family matters and juvenile protection cases

  • Nary Park

    Judge, Seoul Southern District Court
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Judge, Suwon District Court
  • Ok Hee Park

    Judge, Seoul High Court
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court
    Judge, Seoul Northern District Court
  • Byung Kwan Ryu

    Associate Professor, Department of Law, Changwon National University
    Associate Professor, Department of Police Administration, Konyang University
    Instructor, full time and part-time, various universities

  • Kyoung Eun Ryu

    Judge, Goyang Branch Court of Uijeongbu District Court
    Judge, Gimcheon Branch Court of Daegu District Court

  • Kyoung Eun Ryu

    Judge, Goyang Branch Court of Uijeongbu District Court
    Judge, Gimcheon Branch Court of Daegu District Court

  • Jong Chan Won

    Research Judge, Supreme Court of Korea, Seoul, Korea
    Judge, Seoul Central District Court, Seoul, Korea
    Judge, Seoul Southern District Court, Seoul, Korea

  • Sangsun Yong

    Deputy Director, Personnel Division, Constitutional Court of Korea
    Deputy Director, Police & Inspection Division, Constitutional Court of Korea
    Deputy Director, Policy & Institution Division, Constitutional Court of Korea

Past Visiting Scholar Talks

  • Examination of the Korean Jury Trial Model | Judge Soon-Yeol Kim & Judge Jong-Min Ha | April 13, 2018  Details >
  • Introduction to Korea’s Criminal Procedure and Sentencing Guidelines | Judge Chong-Chan Won, Judge Jong-Khil Lee, Judge Kyoung-Eun Ryu | November 7, 2017  Details >
  • On the Presidential Impeachment in Korea and the Democracy-Backed Rule of Law | Professor Ha-Yurl Kim | October 3, 2017  Details >

Contact

Mary Germain
Senior International Programs Administrator
mgermain@law.uci.edu
(949) 824-5335