Eunae Lee has been appointed as a justice to the Constitutional Court of Korea, effective September 2018. Justice Lee was a visiting scholar at Berkeley Law from 1999-2000.
Justice Lee reflected on her experience at Berkeley Law, “When I think of Berkeley Law, I think of an energetic school environment. The animated debate between students and professors and the engaging lectures by professors left a lasting impression on me.”
After receiving her LL.B. and LL.M. from Seoul National University, Lee served as a judge for almost thirty years. She sat on the Seoul District Court, Incheon District Court, Gwangju High Court, and Seoul High Court. Most recently, Lee was the Chief Senior Judge of the Seoul Family Court.
During her service as a judge, she received high praise for showing balanced judgment in her rulings. She also actively participated in the Gender Law Study Group under the Supreme Court and has continuously shown deep interest in protecting women and children.
Even after her time at Berkeley, Justice Lee has stayed in touch with the Berkeley Law community. “I was proud to hear about the establishment of the Berkeley Korea Law Center and I would like to thank Professors Laurent Mayali and John Yoo, the co-directors of the Center.” Justice Lee said. “Furthermore, I am grateful for Professor Martin Shapiro’s guidance and wisdom as my supervising professor during my time at Berkeley Law.”
The Korea Law Center congratulates Eunae Lee on her appointment to the Constitutional Court of Korea. Her appointment marks the second visiting scholar from Berkeley Law appointed to the nation’s highest court after Justice Soon-il Kwon’s appointment in 2014.