Report (Winter, 2003)

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Law School Report, Winter 2003



The Center for Korean Legal Studies hosted its fourth annual week-long U.S. trade law seminar during the summer for members of the Korean Judicial Research Training Institute. This year's program was attended by 22 students and one professor and covered diverse topics in corporate governance, copyright, and international finance.

Jeong-Ho Roh '88 traveled to North Korea on three occasions in his capacity as legal adviser to a multinational delegation composed of representatives from the governments of the United States, South Korea, Japan, and the European Union. These bodies were negotiating a nuclear liability protocol with North Korea related to the construction of two nuclear reactors pursuant to an agreement signed between the United States and North Korea in 1994. Mr. Roh has written a book chapter titled "Making Sense of the DPRK Legal System" that appeared in The North Korean System in the Post-Cold War Era, published by Palgrave in late 2001 (see below). He also has been an active speaker at numerous events relating to North Korea and is in the process of completing a major publication on the North Korean political and legal system.



(photo: CN_Koreabook.tiff)

Through famine and economic catastrophe, the North Korean system has persisted, despite numerous predictions of collapse.  In order to determine how this system has continued to survive in the post-Cold War era, this collection of essays examines the North Korean state from political, economic, strategic, and legal perspectives.  The contributors, all scholars from the United States and Korea, use the latest research available to paint the fullest picture yet of the North Korean system in a time of great change. They include Jeong-Ho Roh '88, director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies.