Faculty and Staff
Jeong-Ho Roh '88
Jeong-Ho Roh is a recognized expert on North and South Korean legal relations. Specializing in the development of constitutionalism and democracy in both the South and North Korean legal systems, as well as U.S. and East Asian international transactions, Roh served as legal sdvisor to the Korean Ministry of National Unification on the KEDO North Korean Light-water Reactor Project and he is a member of the Korean Ministry of Justice's New Round Legal Assistance Council. In 2004–2008, he served as associate professor of law at Yonsei University in Seoul. A member of the New York Bar, Roh worked in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from 1988 to 1990 in New York and Bae, Kim & Lee from 1993 to 1994 in Seoul. He also served as 1st Lieutenant in the Republic of Korea Army from 1990 to 1993. As a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School, he teaches Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula and Korean Legal System in the Global Economy. He holds a B.A. from Seoul National University (1985) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (1988), where he served as financial editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.
Wan Jun Seow '15 LL.M.
Post Doctoral Research Scholar
Wan Jun Seow has worked as a commercial litigation lawyer in Singapore. She is currently developing a specialization in Public International Law and International Human Rights, with a particular focus on their application in East Asia and the relevant security and human rights issues in the region. During her appointment, Seow will be working under Jeong-Ho Ro, Director of the Center for Korean Legal Studies. Seow will formulate and spearhead the Center’s 2016 project with the Korea Institute on Ocean Science Technology (KIOST), as well as drafting the annual publication. In addition she will assist Professor Roh with his spring seminar on Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula and supervise his research assistants. Seow holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2010) and a LL.M. from Columbia Law School (2015) where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.