Youngmin Seo

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Dissertation Committee: John C. Yoo (Chair), Katerina Linos, Vinod Aggarwal

Dissertation Topic: The South China Sea Disputes as the Nexus of International Law and Politics: Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution through International Law in Light of the Theories of International Relations

Research Interests: International Law and International Relations, Law of the Sea, Maritime Security and Security Competition, Law of Armed Conflict, Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Law and Diplomacy, Reunification of Korea


  • J.S.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Consul, Korean Consulate-General in Los Angeles, USA
  • Second Secretary, International Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
  • First Lieutenant (Aviation Law Officer), Air Force, Republic of Korea

Previous Degrees:

Ph.D. Coursework completed, Dankook University (Seoul, Republic of Korea)
LL.M., Dankook University (Seoul, Republic of Korea)
LL.B., Dankook University (Seoul, Republic of Korea)