Center for Korean Legal Studies
Welcome! The Center for Korean Legal Studies at Columbia Law School has been at the forefront of research on Korean law in the United States for more than 20 years.
The Center for Korean Legal Studies offers:
- A space devoted entirely to the study of both the South and North Korean legal systems in the United States at an academic institution.
- Courses focused on Korean law, such as Korean Legal System in the Global Economy and Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
- Events engaging leading government practitioners and legal scholars on contemporary issues.
- Opportunities for practitioners and those in academia interested in pursuing legal research related to Korea at one of the world's top law schools for international and comparative law to participate as visiting scholars.
Read about us and our history. Feel free to browse through our Photo Galleries or to read about what we did in the news.
Please contact us for any questions or inquiries.
Bearing Witness: Abduction, Coercion and Japanese Military Sexual Slavery in Korea, 1931-1945
On April 12th we were privileged to host Lee Ok Sun and Kang Il Chul, two of the few surviving Japanese military "comfort women." In a compelling and emotional talk, Ms. Lee and Ms. Kang shared their experiences with an audience of more than 120 people. Please visit our photo gallery for photos from the event. We will be posting a video of the event soon, so please check back!