Lawyers and Legal Scholars in South Korea

ChoiChongkoThe legal community in the Republic of Korea consists of about fifteen thousand practicing lawyers and legal scholars, including approximately two thousand judges and prosecutors, twelve thousand attorneys, and one thousand law professors. Professor Chongko Choi of Seoul National University will be the key speaker in a program examining aspects of this community Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Choi will discuss some of the prominent lawyers and legal scholars in Korean legal history to illustrate the development of the Korean legal system. The program will also feature talks by Center for Korean Studies faculty member Prof. Tae-Ung Baik of the UH law school and Prof. Yong Chul Park of Sogang University. Baik will introduce the roles of public-interest lawyers in Korea, and Park will present the changing legal activities of attorneys and prosecutors after the adoption of the jury trial system.

The program, sponsored by the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Program, will take place in the William S. Richardson School of Law moot courtroom from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Those interested in attending should r.s.v.p. on line at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6S7K9Q9
. Questions about the program should be directed to Prof. Tae-Ung Baik (tubaik@hawaii.edu).