UCI Law Welcomes Korea University School of Law for Joint Symposium


From Left: KS Park, Jeong Ho Kim, Dae-Hee Lee, Asif Qureshi, Soonkoo Myoung, L. Song Richardson, Bryant Garth, and Summer Kim.

On November 19, UCI Law welcomed distinguished professors and leadership from the Korea University School of Law for the second annual joint symposium between the two schools.

UCI Law Dean L. Song Richardson, Vice Dean Bryant Garth, and Prof. Summer Kim, director of the UCI Law Korea Law Center, met with Korea University School of Law leadership, including Dean Soonkoo Myoung; Dae-Hee Lee, Vice Dean of Planning and External Affairs, and KS Park, Professor and Executive Director of the American Law Center. The group explored opportunities for future collaboration in research and scholarship.

The symposium also featured presentations by two Korea University School of Law Professors. Asif Qureshi, Professor of International Economic Law, presented “Contextualizing International Law in Northeast Asia” during an Intellectual Life Workshop, co-sponsored with UCI Law’s Center on Globalization, Law, and Society (GLAS); and Jeong Ho Kim, Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, presented “Samsung v. Elliott, Issues in Korea Corporate Governance Law.”  

“It was a pleasure to host leadership from the Korea University School of Law, and put UCI, Orange County, and our wonderful law school community on display,” said Dean Richardson. “Just like our visit to Seoul last year, this joint symposium strengthened the bond between the two schools, and featured insightful presentations from leading scholars.”

"We were delighted to host Dean Soonkoo Myoung and other esteemed members of the Korea University School of Law here at UC Irvine," said Prof. Kim. "Korea University, established in 1905, is one of South Korea’s oldest and most prominent institutions and the School of Law has played an important role in shaping the modern legal education system in Korea. We are honored to have KU as a partner and look forward to continuing and deepening our partnership and friendship in the years to come."

In 2017, UCI Law visited the Korea University School of Law for the inaugural joint symposium between the schools. During that May 2017 visit to Seoul, UCI Law became the first U.S. law school to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Supreme Court of Korea.

The mission of UCI Law’s Korea Law Center is to promote practical solutions to problems arising at the intersection of U.S. and Korean Law. Each year, the Korea Law Center welcomes 10-12 visiting scholars, who pursue research projects. The network of scholars has facilitated important comparative discussions across a range of topics spanning criminal, constitutional, and privacy law.

For more examples of the collaborative efforts between UCI Law and legal scholars, judges, lawyers and policymakers from South Korea, click here.

Photos from the joint symposium are available here.