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Joongi Kim
  • professor of Yonsei Law School
  • J.D. Georgetown University, 1992
  • M.A. Yonsei University, 1990
  • B.A. Columbia University, 1988
  • Assistant Professor, Hongik University, 1995 -1998


Email: kimjg@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-4181


  • Professor of Law, College of Law, Yonsei University, Mar. 2008 - Present
  • Associate Professor of Law, College of Law, Yonsei University, Sept. 2007 - Feb. 2008
  • Associate Dean, Office of International Affairs, Yonsei University, Sept. 2007 - Present
  • Associate Professor of Law, Yonsei GSIS, Sept. 2002 - Aug. 2007
  • Associate Dean of Yonsei GSIS, Sept. 2005 - Aug. 2006
  • Executive Director, Hills Governance Center, Sept. 2003 - Mar. 2007
  • Assistant Professor, Hongik University, 1995 -1998


  • J.D. Georgetown University, 1992
  • M.A. Yonsei University, 1990
  • B.A. Columbia University, 1988

Courses and Current Research Areas


  • International Law and Governance (Law/ UIC, Mon/Wed)
  • International Law (Law/ GSIS, Mon/Wed)
  • WTO Dispute Settlement (Law/ GSIS, Mon/Wed)
  • International Trade Law (Law/ Gsis, Mon/Wed)
  • Comparative Corporate Governance (Law/ GSIS, Mon/Wed)

Major / Area of Interest

  • Coporate Law, Trade Law, International Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance, International Trade, International Dispute Resolution, Corruption

Selected Publications

Books (in Korean)

  • International Economic Law, Park No-Hyung, et al,. Bakyoungsa Publishing (2006)
  • WTO Dispute Settlement Implementation Process, Ministry of Justice (2002)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "RTAs for Development: Utilizing Territoriality Principle Exemptions under Preferential Rules of Origin," with Jong Bum Kim, Journal of World Trade, Vol. 43, No. 1, (forthcoming February 2009)
  • "Institutionalising Undue Influence: The Case of Samsung in Korea," in Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption and the Private Sector, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2009)
  • "The Formation of Rule of Law in Corporate Governance," in Rule of Law in South Korea, ed. Jongryn Mo & David Brady, Hoover Institution Press (forthcoming 2008)
  • "The Judiciary's Role in Good Governance in Korea," Policy & Society 25(4)[in Transforming Asian Governance: Rethinking Assumptions, Challenging Practices, M Ramesh, Scott Fritzen(Routledge, forthcoming 2008)
  • "A Forensic Study of Daewoo Corporate Governance," Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 28(3) (2007)
  • "Fears Of Foreign Ownership: The Old Face Of Economic Nationalism," SAIA Review Of International Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2007)
  • "Legal Education in Asia, Asian Journal of Comparative Law," National University of Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 9 (2006)
  • "The Next Stage of Reforms: Korean Corporate Governance in the Post-Asian Financial Crisis Era, Asian Journal of Comparative Law," National University of Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.44-67 (2006)
  • "The Challenges of Attracting Foreign Investment into North Korea : The Legal Regimes of Sinuiju and Gaeseong," Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 1306-1324 (April 2004)
  • "Revamping Fiduciary Duties: Does Law Matter in Corporate Governance?" with Konsik Kim, In Global Markets, Domestic Institutions: Corporate Law and Governance in a New Era of Cross-Border Deals, ed., Curtis J. Milhaupt, Columbia University Press (2003)
  • "Sub-Regionalism, Regionalism, Trans-Regionalism-Implications For Economic Integration And International Trade Policies," Asia Europe Journal, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 183-196 (2003)
  • "Legal Change in Post-Authoritarian South Korea ," Review of Korean Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2003)
  • "Clientelism, Corruption and Economic Development in Korea ," in The Political Corruption of Transition: A Skeptic's Handbook, ed. Stephen Kotkin & Andras Sajo, Central European University Press (2002)
  • "Nascent Stage of Corporate Governance in Emerging Market: Regulatory Change, Shareholder Activism and Samsung Electronics," with Hasung Jang, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 84-95 (April 2002)
  • "Convergence in the International Financial Markets," International Trade Law, Vol. 44, pp. 52-71 (2002)
  • "Enhancing Corporate Governance in Korea ," Korea Focus, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 42-44 (2002)
  • "Shareholder Activism in Korea: A Review of How PSPD Used Legal Measures to Strengthen Korean Corporate Governance," with Jooyoung Kim, Journal of Korean Law, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 51-76 (2001)
  • "Minority Shareholder Rights in Korea: Why Securities-Related Representative Actions Should be Established," Commercial Law Review, Korea Commercial Law Association, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 403-423 (2001)
  • "Korea Country Paper: The Role of Boards and Stakeholders in Corporate Governance," The Third OECD Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance 2001
  • "Recent Amendment to Korea 's Commercial Code and Their Effects on International Competition," University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 273-330 (Summer 2000)
  • "The Viability of Screen Quotas in Korea : The Cultural Exception under the International Trade Regime," Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 199-242 (December 1998)
  • "Cultural Differences in the Crusade Against International Bribery: Rice Cake Expense and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," with Jong Bum Kim, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington, Vol. 6, No. 3, 549-580 (July 1997)
  • " Korea in the World Trading System," Korea and World Affairs, Vol. XXI, No. 2, pp. 236-253 (Summer 1997)
  • "The Formation of an East Asian Corporate Governance Model," New Asia Research Institute, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 214-235 (March 2006)
  • "International Regulation of Bribery from a Multilateral Perspective," Hyunsang-gwa Insik, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 101-119 (Fall 2003)
  • "The Failure of Enron's Corporate Governance and the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002," Corporate Governance Studies, Vol. 4, pp. 53-65 (Fall 2002)
  • "Debate Surrounding Securities Class Actions," Jurist, Vol. 380, pp. 34-39 (May 2002)
  • "The Viability of Screen Quotas in Korea: The Cultural Exception Under the International Trade Regime, "in Screen Quotas and Cultural Sovereignty, ed. Yong-Jin won, Ji-Na Yoo, & Gwang-Hyun Shim, Moonhwakwanhaksa (1999)
  • "Countermeasures Against Corruption," in Corruption in South Korea : Its Cost and Countermeasures, ed. Chung In Moon & Jongryn Mo, Oreum Publishing House (1999)
  • "Promoting the Use of Minority Shareholder Rights," Sangjang, Korean Listed Company Association, Vol. 269 (May 1997)
  • "Corporate Governance in Korea : A Study on Outside Directors," Management Review, The Institute of Management , Hongik University , Vol. 22 (1997)
  • "Challenges to the New World Trade Organization, edited by Pitou van dijick and Gerrit Faber. Kluwer Law International: The Hague , London , Boston , 1996, Book Review, Vol. 12, International Trade Law, Ministry of Justice (December 1996)
  • "The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Implications of Korea in Following the OECD Recommendation," with Jong Bum Kim, International Trade Law, Ministry Justice, Vol. 12, (December 1996)
  • "Shifting U.S. Trade Policy: The Iran and Libya Sanctions Act and the Helms-Burton Act," International Trade Law, Ministry of Justice, Vol. 10 (October 1996)

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Academic and Professional Services

  • Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul, Korea, Mar.1998-Present
    Associate Dean (Sept. 2002  Aug. 2003 Sept. 2005-Aug. 2006)
    Chair, International Trade and Finance Program (Sept. 2000  Aug. 2002 Sept. 2006 - Present)
    Executive Director, Hills Governance Center at Yonsei (Sept. 2003  Present)
  • National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, Visiting Associate Professor, Aug. 2004~May 2005
  • Lecture Courses: Comparative Corporate Governance, Korean Law, Business and Society
  • Hongik University, Business Administration Department, Seoul, Korea,Assistant Professor of Law, Mar. 1995  Feb. 1998

Lecture Courses

  • Korean Corporate Law, Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade, International Commercial Transactions, Introduction to Legal Studies, U.S. Corporate Law, Corporate Enterprises and Management
  • Foley & Lardner, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1992  Jan. 1995

Visit prof. Kim's website at http://web.yonsei.kr/jgk/index.htm

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