Faculty and Staff
Jeong-Ho Roh '88
Jeong-Ho Roh is the Director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School. He was Associate Professor of law at Yonsei University from 2004-2008. He served as legal advisor to the Korean government on the KEDO North Korean Light-water Reactor Project and has visited North Korea on six occasions negotiating nuclear liability protocols for the project. A member of the New York Bar, he worked in private practice from 1988 to 1990 in New York and in Seoul from 1993 to 1994. He served as an officer in the Korean military at the Ministry of National Defense from 1990 to 1993. He presently teaches Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula and Korean Legal System in the Global Economy at Columbia Law School. He holds a B.A. from Seoul National University (1985) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (1988), where he served as editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He has published in topics relating to law and unification, including a 4 volume Constitutional Handbook of Korean Unification (co-editor and contributor, 2002).
Henri Féron '16 LL.M.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Henri Féron is a Post-Doctoral Research Scholar for the Center for Korean Legal Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Science of Law from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2015). He also holds an LL.M. from Columbia University (2016), an LL.M. in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University (2010), as well as a double LL.B. in French and English Law from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and King's College London (2009). His research focuses on the legal, political, economic, and human rights dimensions of East-West relations, particularly regarding China and the Korean Peninsula. He became the first non-Chinese Ph.D. at Tsinghua Law School to receive the "Outstanding Student, First Class" award, in recognition of his dissertation's critical inquiry into The Chinese Model of Human Rights (2015). His other works include The Philippines v. China Jurisdictional Award and its Implications for the Republic of Korea (2016), as well as Doom and Gloom or Economic Boom: The Myth of the North Korean Collapse (2014). The latter was selected as "standard reading" in a summer school on Korean division between the Freie Universität Berlin and Seoul National University.
Wan Jun Seow '15 LL.M.
Post Doctoral Research Scholar
Wan Jun Seow has worked as a commercial litigation lawyer in Singapore. She is currently developing a specialization in Public International Law and International Human Rights, with a particular focus on their application in East Asia and the relevant security and human rights issues in the region. During her appointment, Seow will be working under Jeong-Ho Ro, Director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies. Seow will formulate and spearhead the Center’s 2016 project with the Korea Institute on Ocean Science Technology (KIOST), as well as drafting the annual publication. In addition she will assist Professor Roh with his spring seminar on Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula and supervise his research assistants. Seow holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2010) and a LL.M. from Columbia Law School (2015) where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.