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).