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Visiting Scholars Program

Pacific McGeorge hosts international scholars, professors, judges and practitioners through the Visiting Scholars Program. While at McGeorge, Visiting Scholars have access to the Legal Studies Center (including access to research databases Westlaw and LexisNexis), may choose a carrel in the library, receive support from the Graduate and International Programs office, have access to the faculty dining lounge, and may audit some classes. The fee for the Visiting Scholar program for 2014-2015 is $3,000 per semester. We ask visiting scholars to submit a draft of their research after the first semester, and the final research project upon completion of their stay as a scholar.

The Visiting Scholar application (pdf) can be downloaded and submitted to the International Programs office at graduatelaw@pacific.edu.

Current Visiting Scholars at Pacific McGeorge

Lanqin CuiLanqin Cui
Associate Professor, Law School of Zhejiang Gongshang University
Bachelor Degree of Law, Zhengshou University
Master's Degree of Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Doctorate Degree of Law, China University of Political Science and Law

Summary
Lanqin Cui is currently an associate professor at the Law School of Zhejiang Gongshang University in China. Professor Cui's current research focuses on the legal history, especially the history of divorce and protection of women's rights in China. Another aspect of her current research, which is funded by Chinese National Social Science Foundation and Social Science Foundation of Ministry of Education, is on the evolution of judicial resolution of marital conflict.  

Professor Cui's primary publications include Divorce by Agreement in Ancient Chinese Law, Chinese Journal of Law, 2010, and Compulsory Divorce Institution in Ancient Chinese Law, Chinese Journal of Law, 2008 (a top-referred legal journal in China). While at Pacific McGeorge for the 2013-2015 academic years, she plans to research American constitutional law, family law, civil rights, comparative law and legal history. 

Desheng HuDesheng Hu
Professor and Associate Director, Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
LLB in International Law, Peking University, China
Ph.D. in Water Law-Environmental Regulation, University of Dundee, Scotland

Summary
Professor Desheng Hu is a Fulbright Scholar at Pacific McGeorge. His research focuses on international and comparative study in the field of policy, law and science concerning the environment, natural resources and energy, with particular emphasis on water-related issues.

Professor Hu's has authored monographs and articles, contributed to various books in English and Chinese, and translated works form English to Chinese. Monographs include, Water Rights: An International and Comparative Study (IWAP, 2006, in English), Jurisprudential Innovation on Eco-environmental Water Use and Its Application — Based on Comparing 25 Jurisdictions (Xi'an Jiaotong University Press, 2010, in Chinese) and American Energy Law and Policy (Zhengzhou University Press 2010, in Chinese). The following articles have been written in English, "Opportunity, challenges and policy choices for China on the development of shale gas" (Energy Policy, 2013), "Poverty Reduction and Water Governance" (Water Policy, 2009) and "The New Development of Water Law in China" (University of Denver Water Law Review, 2004). He has translated, "Downstream riparians can also harm upstream riparians" (2012, authored by Salman), "Climate Change and the Integrity of Science"(2010, authored by Gleick, et al.), and "Water Transfers: A Means to Achieve Sustainable Water Use" (2006, authored by Tarlock).

While at Pacific McGeorge during 2014-2015 academic year, Professor Hu intends to research and develop the following publication, "The US interstate/international water compacts: development, practice, lessons and possible inspirations for China." He will be working under the supervision of Professor Stephen C. McCaffrey.

Yoon Jung Kim

Yoon Jung Kim
Prosecutor, Western Branch of Daegu District
Bachelor Degree of Law, Yonsei University

Summary
Yoon Jung Kim is currently a prosecutor at the Western Branch of Daegu District Prosecutors' office in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2004, Prosecutor Kim worked for the Financial Supervisory Service, the financial supervisory body of the Korean Government, for two years. She completed a two-year practice program at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.

Prosecutor Kim has been serving as a prosecutor since 2009. As a prosecutor, she has been in charge of trying sexual violence cases and supporting victims. Her research at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year will be focused on sexual violence.

 

Jeonghyung Lee

Jeonghyung Lee
Judge, Anyang District Court
Bachelor Degree of Law, Seoul National University

Summary
Jeonghyung Lee is currently a judge at the Anyang District of Court in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 1999, Judge Lee completed a two-year practice program at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. He has been serving as a military, civil, criminal and family judge since 2002.  

Judge Lee also serves on a local election administration committee. He has published several legal articles and practical reference books in Korea. In 2008, Judge Lee visited the U.S. as the legal academic member of a Korea court delegation. His research at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year will be focused on Advanced Dispute Resolution (ADR) systems.  

 

 

Joonkyu Lee

Joonkyu Lee
Judge, Seoul Northern District Court
Bachelor of Law, Department of Public Law, Seoul National University College of Law

Summary
Joonkyu Lee is currently a judge at the Seoul Northern District Court in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2000, Judge Lee completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.Since 2003 he has served as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, Tongyeong District Court, and the Ansan District Court.

Judge Lee has been a member of the Family Trial System Community since 2007, and a member of the Criminal Law Study since 2009. His research at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year will be focused on Disability Rating Assessment.

 

 

Xin LiXin Li
Professor and Director of the Law Department at Capital Normal University
LL.B., Law Department in Shanxi University
Master in Administrative Law, China University of Political Science and Law
Ph.D in Constitution and Administrative Law, China University of Political Science and Law

Summary
Professor Xin Li is currently the Director of the Law Department at Capital Normal University. She is also a senior researcher at both the Center of Political Reform and Governmental Organization at the China University of Political Science and Law, and the Capital Education Policy and Law Institute.  

Professor Li's current research focuses on administrative law, the government's public service duties, equal right to education, the government's education obligations, university autonomy, and academic freedom. She will continue her research at Pacific McGeorge for the 2013-2015 academic years.

Heonkee Shin

Heonkee Shin
Judge, Busan District Court
Bachelor Degree of Law, Kyungpook National University
A master's course in law, Kyungpook National University

Summary
Heonkee Shin is currently a judge at the Busan District Court in Korea. He primarily presides over civil and criminal cases. After passing the bar exam in 1998, Judge Shin completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Korean Supreme Court. He has been serving as a judge at the Daegu, Andong, Changwon, and Busan District Courts in Korea since 2001.

Judge Shin visited the United States in 2011 as a member of the Busan High Court Delegation. He is currently a member of the Labor Law Study and the Criminal Law Study in the Supreme Court of Korea. Judge Shin is planning to research the United States criminal evidentiary rule while at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year.

ZhiHua Zhao

ZhiHua Zhao
Associate Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Bachelor Degree of Law, Law School of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Master's Degree, Criminal Law, Law School of Wuhan University
Ph.D. Criminal Law, Law School of Wuhan University 

Summary
ZhiHua Zhao is an associate professor of law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in China. Professor Zhao's current research focuses on Legal Clinics and Legal Practitioners. She has published two monographs: The Tendency of Mitigation of Punishment and Study on Financial Crimes. A few of her published articles include: The Empirical Study on the Problem of the Light Punishment, Research on Related Problems of Crime of Perjury, and Clinical Legal Education Course.  

Professor Zhao  has also been involved with projects such as drafting regulations and advice on a legal support system design and implementing legal clinics for peasants in rural areas. She will be conducting research at Pacific McGeorge for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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