Youngjoon Kwon

Visiting Professor of Law

Spring 2018

Griswold 208


Assistant: Miriam Sopin-Vilme / 617-496-1755


Youngjoon Kwon is a Professor of Law at Seoul National University. He earned his LL.B. (summa cum laude), LL.M., and Ph. D from Seoul National University, and LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He was a visiting scholar at Max-Planck Institute (Hamburg, Germany), and Duke Law School (Durham, USA). He teaches and does his research in the field of private law, mainly on contract, tort, property, and secured transaction. He also writes on the subjects of intellectual property law.

After passing the National Judicial Examination in which he earned the highest score among 21,000 applicants nationwide, Professor Kwon previously worked as a Judge-advocate in the Republic of Korea Navy and the Republic of Korea Marines, a Judge in various courts where he sat as either an associate judge or as a presiding judge dealing with civil and criminal cases. He was also the director for international affairs in the National Court Administration.

During his professorship, he worked as the Associate Dean at Seoul National University School of Law, the Director at Law and Technology Center, and a committee member in various governmental committees including the Committee for the Civil Code Reform, the Korea Copyright Committee, the National Legal Policy Advisory Committee, the International Trade Law Research Committee. He has also been serving as a delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group ? (Secured Transaction) since 2010. He authored and co-authored numerous books and articles in the field of civil law and intellectual property law both in Korean and in English. He received numerous prizes and awards for his research and teaching, including the Article of the Year (Korea Legal Center), Best Article Award (Law Research Institute, Seoul National University), Outstanding Book (The National Academy of Science), and Teaching Award (Seoul National University School of Law).

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