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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 $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.

Current Visiting Scholars at Pacific McGeorge

Kim Jung

Kim Jung
Prosecutor, Incheon District
Bachelor of Law, Seoul National University

Summary
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 Pacific McGeorge during the 2016 will be focused on "Communication Monitoring Investigation Methods."

 

 

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.

 

 

Jung Jae Lee

Jung Jae Lee
Judge, Seoul Central District Court
Bachelor of Law, Yonsei University, Master’s course in Law, Seoul National University

Summary
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 Pacific McGeorge during 2015-2016 will be focused on Comparative Study on forcible execution between the U.S and Korean Judicial Systems.

 

 

Xia Peng

Xia Peng
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

Summary
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 Pacific McGeorge, Professor Peng will conduct research on ‘Fair use doctrine and the application in patent law’ under the supervision of Professor Michel Mireles.

 

 

Ick Kyung Sung

Ick Kyung Sung
Judge, Busan District Court, South Korea

Summary
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.

 

 

 

Lin Yu

Lin Yu
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

Summary
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 Pacific 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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