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  • Professor Ross Receives Warm Welcome in Korea

    Professor Bertrall Ross visited Korea in the summer of 2017 to present a paper at Seoul National University titled Unbiasing the Electorate: Mobilizing the Poor to Address Political Inequality and to participate in the Berkeley Club Annual General Meeting.  During the visit, Professor Ross also met with Justice Jae Hyung Kim of the Korean Supreme […]
  • Second Joint Faculty Workshop

    The Korea Law Center, in association with Berkeley Law, hosted this year’s second Joint Faculty Workshop with professors from Berkeley Law and the Seoul National University School of Law (SNU). The Joint Faculty Workshop annually brings together professors from both institutions along with leading figures from the U.S. and Korean legal communities. Through continued workshops, […]
  • Professors Laurent Mayali and John Yoo Participate in KLRI Conference in Seoul

    On June 28, 2017, Professors Laurent Mayali and John Yoo participated in an international conference in Seoul held by the Korea Legislation Research Institute. A national policy research institute sponsored by the Korean government, KLRI conducts research and provides advice on legislation and the legislative process.   The conference brought together scholars and government officials […]
  • Berkeley Law Alum Cho Kuk Appointed Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs in South Korea

    The Korea Law Center congratulates Cho Kuk on his appointment as Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs in South Korea by newly-elected President Moon Jae-in.  Cho, who is a professor of law at Seoul National University, received his J.S.D. degree in 1997 and his LL.M degree in 1995 from the University of California, Berkeley, School […]
  • Korea Law Center Co-Hosts Career Talk with Jason Kwon, General Counsel of Y Combinator Continuity Fund, and Jeff Kang, General Counsel of Memebox

    On April 6, 2017, the Korea Law Center co-hosted its sixth in-house career talk with Jason Kwon, General Counsel of Y Combinator Continuity Fund, and Jeff Kang, General Counsel of Memebox. Jason and Jeff discussed the unique aspects of working in-house for start-ups and the different experiences one can expect at various start-up stages. Jason […]
  • Insight From General Counsel at Y Combinator and Memebox

    A conversation with Jason Kwon, Y Combinator Continuity’s General Counsel, and Jeff Kang, General Counsel at Memebox.   Thursday, April 6 Boalt Hall 130 | 12:45–1:45PM REGISTER   Jason Kwon is Y Combinator Continuity’s General Counsel. Y Combinator Continuity is Y Combinator’s growth fund that’s dedicated to supporting founders as they scale their companies. YC is […]
  • Dean Melissa Murray Visits Seoul National University Law School

    On December 6, 2016, Dean Melissa Murray visited Seoul National University Law School, where she met with Dean Cho Hong-sik, who received his LLM and JSD at Berkeley Law, and Associate Dean Lee Kye-joung, who also received his LLM from Berkeley Law. They discussed plans for further strengthening the historical ties between SNU Law and […]
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon and Stavros Gadinis Deliver Business Law Seminars in Seoul

    In November 2016, Professors Steven Davidoff Solomon and Stavros Gadinis returned to Seoul to delivered seminars on business law. They held their class at the academy of Bae, Kim & Lee, the second largest law firm in Korea in conjunction with the Korea LawTimes, the leading legal newspaper in Korea. Professor Solomon’s lectures focused on […]
  • Korea Law Center Hosts Latin American Scholars

    On November 28, 2016, the Korea Law Center welcomed scholars from leading law schools in Latin America to Berkeley. Co-Directors Laurent Mayali, Robbins Professor of Law, and John Yoo, Heller Professor of Law, convened the conference to compare maritime disputes in Asia and South America. Prompted by an international tribunal opinion in July on the […]
  • Korea Law Center Co-Hosts Career Talk with Salle Yoo, General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc.

    On September 26, 2016, the Korea Law Center co-hosted its fifth in-house career talk with Salle Yoo, General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc. Salle manages legal and regulatory issues for Uber, a $66 billion company with operations in over 250 cities and 50 countries. As in-house counsel, Salle spoke about the importance of spotting issues […]
  • Korea Law Center Co-Hosts Career Talk with Marie Oh Huber, General Counsel of eBay

    On August 26, 2016, the Korea Law Center co-hosted its fourth in-house career talk with Marie Oh Huber, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of eBay and a board member of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Marie previously was a Senior Vice President for Agilent Technologies and a corporate counsel at Hewlett Packard. She is […]
  • Berkeley Law Alumnus Hong Sik Cho Appointed Dean of Seoul National University Law School

    Seoul National University appointed Berkeley Law alumnus Hong Sik Cho as the new dean of the Law School. Dean Cho received his LLM and JSD from Boalt Hall before becoming a professor at SNU Law School, where he has taught since 1997. Dean Cho credits his Berkeley studies with turning him toward an academic career. […]
  • Professors Laurent Mayali and John Yoo Participate in the Jeju Forum

    Professors Laurent Mayali and John Yoo visited Korea in May 2016 to participate in the Jeju Forum, an international forum for the discussion of economic, political, and social issues in Asia. On a panel sponsored by the Korean Society of International Law, the largest and oldest scholarly association in Korea, they presented their joint research […]
  • Berkeley Law and Seoul National University Law School Hold Inaugural Joint Faculty Workshop in Korea

    Berkeley Law and Seoul National University Law School held the inaugural meeting of their joint faculty workshop in May, 2016. This unprecedented annual conference brings together professors from both universities to discuss their latest scholarship and its impact on the law and legal professions of both nations. Professors Dan Farber, Taeku Lee, and Amanda Tyler […]
  • Korea Law Center Hosts Talk on U.S.-North Korea Relations with Edward Dong

    Edward Dong On April 13, 2016, the Korea Law Center hosted a lunch talk on U.S.-North Korea Relations with Edward Dong. Mr. Dong, a Berkeley Law alumnus and a thirty-seven year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, recently completed his third tour of duty in South Korea. Mr. Dong spoke about the new sanctions recently […]
  • Korea Law Center Hosts Career Talk with Hyun Park, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PG&E Corporation

    On February 5, 2016, the Korea Law Center co-hosted its third in-house career talk with Hyun Park, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PG&E Corporation. Hyun shared his candid reflections on his initial struggles in assimilating into the American culture after he immigrated from South Korea to the United States at the age of […]
  • Korea Law Center Hosts Student Talk with Twitter’s Vice President of Legal and Deputy General Counsel

    On January 13, 2016, the Korea Law Center co-hosted its second in-house career talk, featuring Benjamin Lee, Twitter’s Vice President in charge of litigation and intellectual property matters and Deputy General Counsel. Ben discussed how the breadth of his experience — which includes in-house experience at Twitter, Google, and AT&T, as well as his firm […]
  • Professors Steven Davidoff Solomon and Stavros Gadinis Deliver Seminars in Seoul at the Berkeley Law-Korea LawTimes 2015 International Business Law Program

    In November 2015, Professors Steven Davidoff Solomon and Stavros Gadinis delivered seminars in Seoul at the Training Center of Yoon & Yang, LLC in conjunction with the Korea LawTimes, a legal newspaper in South Korea. The seminars were part of the Berkeley Law-Korea LawTimes 2015 International Business Law Program. Professor Solomon’s lecture delivered up-to-date trend […]
  • Korea Law Center Hosts Talk with Leading Tech Attorneys

    Andrew Kim (Netgear) and Bryan Ko (Logitech) On November 23, 2015 the Korea Law Center co-hosted a talk with the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE), featuring two tech counsels, Andrew Kim and Bryan Ko. Andrew Kim is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Netgear. […]
  • Global Views: Berkeley and Korean Legal Scholars Tackle Tough Issues

    By Andrew Cohen Berkeley Law’s push to be a global crossroads for scholars and ideas from around the world took another step forward Nov. 12 at a conference hosted by the Korea Law Center. Co-sponsored by South Korea’s Korea Legislation Research Institute (KLRI), the event featured a timely exchange of research findings between Berkeley Law […]
  • Professor Robert Merges Delivers Lecture at Seoul National University Law School

    On September 9th, Professor Robert P. Merges from UC Berkeley Law School gave a lecture describing the intersection of the Patent Law, Economic Development and Global Economy of 2015 at SNU Law School. “The patent law plays a critical role in protecting the innovation of small businesses more than ever before, given that such innovation […]
  • The Center Welcomes Visiting Scholars and LL.M.s from South Korea

    The Korea Law Center hosted a welcome dinner for visiting scholars and LL.M. students from South Korea, along with interested J.D. students on September 8. There are approximately twenty-five visiting scholars and ten LLM students from South Korea this year.
  • Dean Sujit Choudhry Visits Seoul

    As part of a 16-day, multinational trip to Asia in June 2015, Dean Sujit Choudhry visited Seoul, home of Berkeley Law’s largest alumni population outside the United States. The trip included visits to law firms, the annual Berkeley Club dinner, and meetings with justices at the Supreme and Constitutional Courts of Korea. The Dean also […]
  • Sang Jo Jong, Visiting Professor

    Berkeley Law welcomes Sang Jo Jong, who is a visiting professor with the Korea Law Center this semester. Professor Jong is spending his sabbatical at Berkeley Law after just finishing his term as Dean of the Seoul National University law school. Professor Jong received his LL.B from Seoul National University and his LL.M and Ph.D. […]
  • Lunar New Year Diversity Dinner

    The Korea Law Center co-sponsored a dinner with Latham & Watkins to celebrate the lunar New Year on February 24, 2015. More than 30 Korean law students and visiting scholars from Berkeley Law School joined 60 other Bay Area students to meet lawyers from the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices of Latham & Watkins. […]
  • Professors Guzman and Gadinis Teach in Seoul

    During the weekends of November 21 and 28, 2014, Professors Andrew Guzman and Stavros Gadinis offered courses on international business in Seoul, Korea. More than 25 lawyers from Korea’s leading government agencies, law firms, and corporations attended. Professor Guzman, who presented a course on international commercial arbitration, covered the full life-cycle of an arbitration, from […]
  • Kwon Soon-il Appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Korea

    The Korea Law Center congratulates Kwon Soon-il on his appointment to the Supreme Court of Korea this fall.  Justice Kwon was a visiting scholar at Boalt Hall from 2001-02, where he worked on securities regulation with faculty while on research leave from the Korean judiciary.  Ever since, Justice Kwon has been an enthusiastic member of […]
  • Professors Mayali and Yoo Receive Overwhelming Response at Seoul National University Law School Summer Program

    Co-directors of the Korea Law Center, Professors Laurent Mayali and John Yoo, taught in the summer program at Seoul National University Law School in July and August 2014. Professor Mayali offered Comparative Law and Professor Yoo offered International Civil Litigation. They taught both classes in English and covered the same material as in their U.S. […]
  • Professor Yoo Welcomes New Students to Berkeley Club of Korea

    Professor John Yoo visited the Berkeley Club of Korea in May 2014 to welcome the new Korean LL.M. students and visit with the officers of the Berkeley Club. Officers of the club include Ryou Won Kyou, the representative partner of Lee & Ko, one of Seoul’s most prestigious law firms, Cho Hong Sik, associate dean […]
  • Professors Schwartz and Menell Offer Courses in Seoul

    In April and May 2014, Professors Paul Schwartz and Peter Menell taught weekend-long classes to introduce 25 Korean lawyers, judges, and corporate officials to intellectual property law, and information privacy and security law. The Korea Law Center was pleased to offer the courses in a continuing partnership with Law Times, Korea’s legal newspaper. Earlier courses […]