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May 7, 2009

Oregon Law Professors Observe Korea’s Changing Legal Landscape

By Professor John Bonine
Photos courtesy of Professor Bonine
Oregon Law Professors John Bonine and Svitlana Kravchenko are in the Republic of Korea observing the dramatic changes in Korea’s legal education, delivering lectures at Korea’s Constitutional Court and National Human Rights Commission, and introducing Oregon’s LL.M. program to Korean law students and lawyers.
Speaking engagements at Korean law schools are taking Professors Bonine and Kravchenko to six different Korean universities where they are meeting with professors and law school deans. They are lecturing at the law schools on diverse topics, such as climate change and human rights, access to information as a human right, and the linkage between human rights and environmental law. The institutions they are visiting are the leading law schools in Korea, including Yonsei University, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul National University, Korea University, Hanyang University, and Ewha Womans University.
At Korea’s Constitutional Court they delivered a lecture on human environmental rights that the Court later will put on its website for educational purposes. On May 1, they spoke to professors and graduate students from across the nation at the Korean Environmental Law Forum on “The Convergence of Environmental Law and Human Rights Law.”
On May 6 they met with Prof. Ahn Kyong-Whan, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea and other commissioners. After their visit to Korea, Professors Bonine and Kravchenko will also give lectures at Waseda University Law School in Japan.
John Bonine is a law professor and Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Oregon School of Law.
Professor Kravchenko delivers her lecture at the Constitutional Court of Korea
Professor Bonine lectures at the Constitutional Court of Korea

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