Asia Law Talk- Lawyers and Legal Scholars in South Korea
Key presentation: Prof. Chongko Choi (Seoul National University)
Speakers: Prof. Yong Chul Park (Sogang University)
Prof. Tae-Ung Baik (UH, School of Law)
Discussant: Prof. Jae-Hyup Lee (Seoul National University)
Moderator: Prof. Mark Levin (UH, School of Law)
There are approximately 15,000 practicing lawyers and legal scholars in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), which include approximately 2,000 judges and prosecutors, 12,000 attorneys and 1,000 law professors.
Professor Choi will speak about some of the prominent lawyers and legal scholars in Korean legal history to illustrate the development of the Korean legal system. Prof. Park will present the changing legal activities of the attorneys and prosecutors after the adoption of the jury trial system. Prof. Baik will introduce the roles of public interest lawyers in Korea.