Kyu Ho Youm

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  • Title: Professor, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair
  • Phone: 541-346-2178
  • Office: 205 Allen Hall
  • Departments: Law, SOJC, SOJC-Media Studies Master's, SOJC-Media Studies PhD, SOJC-Media Studies Undergrad

Biography

Kyu Ho Youm is the Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Youm's law review articles have been cited by American and foreign courts, including the House of Lords in Great Britain and the High Court of Australia, on freedom of expression. In addition, his media law research is often used by American and international lawyers in representing their clients in press freedom litigation. Youm serves on the editorial boards of a dozen major law and communication journals in the United States and England.

Education

  • MSt, Oxford University, 2011
  • MSL, Yale Law School, 1998
  • PhD, Southern Illinois University, 1985
  • MA, Southern Illinois University, 1982

Publications

"The Global Influence of the United States on Freedom of Information," in TROUBLING TRANSPARENCY: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF FREEDOM OF INFORAMTION, ed. David E. Pozen & Michael Schudson (2108) 249-68 (with Toby Mendel).

MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS, 5th ed. (2018) (with Roy Moore et al.).

KOREAN COMMUNICATION, MEDIA, AND CULTURE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (2018) (co-edited with Nojin Kwak).

"Defamation," in COMMUNICATION AND THE LAW, ed. W. Wat Hopkins (2019).

After the Oregon occupation, one of the people arrested argues he was there as a journalist (The Washington Post)

Youm’s work reshaped free speech laws worldwide (Around the O)

Research Interests

  • US Mass Communication Law.
  • International and Comparative Media Law.
  • Internet Law.
  • Digital Freedom.
  • Public Relations and Advertising Law.
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)