Visiting Scholars Program
McGeorge hosts international scholars, professors, judges and practitioners conducting law related research through the Visiting Scholars Program.
While at McGeorge, Visiting Scholars will receive support from the Graduate and International Programs office. We will also provide Visiting Scholars with access to our library, including access to the Lexis and Westlaw legal research database, as well as a study carrel.
We require Visiting Scholars to audit one to three courses per semester. To encourage involvement and interaction with the campus community, we expect Visiting Scholars to actively participate and attend McGeorge student and faculty events. Finally, 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 fee for the Visiting Scholar program is $3,000 per semester.
Current Visiting Scholars at McGeorge
Associate Professor, Zhejiang Gongshang University
Bachelor of Law, Criminal Law, Southwest University of Political Science & Law
Master's Degree of Law, Zhejiang Gongshang University
Jinyin Feng is an associate professor at Zhejiang Gongshang University Law School in China. His research focuses on criminal law and community correction. Some of his published articles include: The Comparison of the death penalty in criminal legislation; the research on the application of the probation; Studies on the duty of criminal; the research on traffic offences; the research on the right of the offenders.
His research at McGeorge will be centered on the areas of criminal law and community correction as it relates to the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Prosecutor, Incheon District
Bachelor of Law, Seoul National University
Jung Kim is a prosecutor at the Incheon District Prosecutors' office in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2002, Mr. Kim completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea and served as a public attorney in Legal Aid Corporation for three years.
Mr. Kim has been with the Incheon District Prosecutor's office since 2008. As a prosecutor, he has been in charge of trying corruption cases. He also participated in the investigation team for marine industry corruption formed after the Sewol Ferry disaster. His research at McGeorge during the 2016 will be focused on "Communication Monitoring Investigation Methods."
Jung Jae Lee
Judge, Seoul Central District Court
Bachelor of Law, Yonsei University, Master’s course in Law, Seoul National University
Jung Jae Lee is currently a judge at the Seoul Central 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. He worked as a lawyer in Seoul until 2007, when he began serving as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, Gwang-ju District Court, and the Uijeong Bu District Court.
Judge Lee has been a member of the International Human Right Community and a member of the Medical Law Study since 2014. He has been in charge of the compulsory execution in Korea Court. His research at McGeorge during 2015-2016 will be focused on Comparative Study on forcible execution between the U.S and Korean Judicial Systems.
Judge, Seoul Western District Court
Bachelor of Law, Department of Private Law, Seoul National University College of Law
Jisun Kim is a Judge at the Seoul Western District Court in South Korea. She is currently a member of the Family Trial System Community and the Medical Law Study groups. She has also published Ground Subsidence Caused by Construction Work and Claims for Damages in the Journal of Constructional Judicial Affairs, Seoul Central District Court. Her research at McGeorge during the year 2016 will focus on Medical Malpractices and Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Ph.D. candidate, Criminal Law and Procedure, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Bachelor of Law, University of Milan-Bicocca
Valentina Meroni is a Ph.D. candidate at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca in Italy. She has published Il difficile equilibrio fra contraddittorio anticipato e nuova applicazione della misura coercitiva caducata and Lo Statuto giurisprudenziale del terzo interessato nel processo di prevenzione. Her studies focus on criminal procedure and evidence. She is currently researching the Right to Confrontation in a comparative perspective and the Double Jeopardy Clause.
Lecturer, Chongqing Technology and Business University
Bachelor Degree of Law, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Master’s Degree, Intellectual Property, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D. Intellectual Property, Chongqing University
Peng Xia, is a lecturer at Chongqing Technology and Business University Law School in China. Her research focuses on intellectual property law and competition law. Some of her published articles include: Studies on the global intellectual property strategy in Japan, Fair use in patent law, Legal protection of database, and Technical transfer rules in EU. Professor Peng has also co-authored the following books: Enterprises technical innovation and intellectual property strategy and Intellectual property management of Chinese enterprise.
While at McGeorge, Professor Peng will conduct research on ‘Fair use doctrine and the application in patent law’ under the supervision of Professor Michel Mireles.
LL.M., California Western School of Law, 2002
Master of Laws, HUFS Law, 1994
Economics, HUFS, 1991
YoungKi Rhee is in charge of the international litigation team at his Law Firm (We The People Law Group). He is licensed to practice law at the State Bar of Arizona. He also has court admissions with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court and the U.S. Federal Circuits. Mr. Rhee has instituted global class actions, where multi-national corporations violated Unfair Competition Laws and/or committed securities market frauds against Securities Laws in the US or EU jurisdiction. As a founding member of We The People Law Group on June 2010, Mr. Rhee has successfully supported various claims for the victimized Korean companies at overseas courts.
At McGeorge School of Law, Mr. Rhee will focus his research on effective civil redress for global cartel case at US Courts through foreign injury claims.
Ick Kyung Sung
Judge, Busan District Court, South Korea
Ick Kyung Sung is currently a judge at Busan District Court of South Korea. He graduated from the College of Law at Han Yang University and entered the Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) of the Supreme Court of Korea upon passing the national exam. He served as a military prosecutor in the army, dealing mainly with criminal cases.
Judge Sung was appointed as an associate judge to the Incheon District Court of South Korea in 2000. During his 15 years as a Judge, he has overseen civil, criminal, family and administrative cases. Judge Sung’s research will focus on the admissibility of evidence obtained through an illegal seizure and search.
Lecturer, Southwest University of Science and Technology
Bachelor Degree of Law, Southwest University of Science and Technology
Master’s Degree of Law, Kunming University of Science and Technology
Lin Yu, is a lecturer at Southwest University of Science and Technology Law School in China. Her research focuses on legal clinical education and contract law. Some of her published articles include: The discussion of improvement in the legal system of building energy conservation, Brainstorming in Contract Law Teaching, Legal protection of database, and On the Legislation of Gray Water Reuse.
While at McGeorge, Professor Yu will conduct research on Legal Practical Education and Legal Clinical Education under the supervision of Professor Melissa C. Brown.
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