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Climate Change and Environmental Law[13 April]

Speaker£ºProf. Hong Sik CHO£¬Dean of Seoul National University, School of Law

Chair£ºProf. Zhou Ke, Law School, Renmin University of China.

Interpreter£ºWu Ye£¬Ph.d candidate, law school, Renmin University of China.

Language£ºKorean (translation provided)

Time£º9:30a.m.-11:30a.m., April 13, 2017

Dr. Hong Sik CHO is a professor of law teaching and learning environmental Law, Administrative Law, and General Theory of Law and Policy at Seoul National University, School of Law. Before joining SNU faculty in 1997, he was a district court judge from 1989 to 1991. After resigning judgeship to practice law at a law firm, he went to Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley to advance his study in 1992. After finishing his LL.M and J.S.D degree at Boalt Hall in 1995, he was appointed as the first law professor in Korea to teach environmental law. He is considered as the authority of environmental and energy law in Korea. He worked as the Associate Dean in charge of academic affair and student affair of SNU, School of Law, as Faculty Director for Graduate Program in Public Law, and Associate Director of American Studies Institute of SNU. He is currently the Chief Director of Center for Energy and Environmental Law and Policy of SNU. He was elected as the 28th Dean of SNU, College of Law and 5th Dean of SNU, School of Law. He has begun his deanship from June 1, 2016. He has been a visiting professor of law at Boalt Hall, Duke Law School, and University of Tokyo, and a visiting scholar at Boalt Hall and Freiburg University in Germany. He also worked with the Korean government as a member of Regulatory Reform Subcommittee of Ministry of Environment of Korea. He currently works as a member of Committee on Green Growth, Sustainable Development Committee, and a few other governmental committees. He is a member of Seoul Bar and New York State Bar.

He has published a large number of articles at various prestigious law journals. His books published recently includes: Democracy and Market Economy (2007), The Justifiability and Limits of Judicial Governance (2010), Climate Change and the Rule of Law (2010), Case Book on Environmental Law (2012), Energy Law and Policy in the Age of Climate Change (2013).

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