The Spirit of Korean Law: The Identity and Evolution of Korean Law and the Legal System in Comparative Perspective

International Conference, April 11-12, 2013

Overview: This international conference examines the trajectories of the development of Korean law and the legal system, from traditional to modern periods, by comparing them with those in other legal traditions.  

Organizers: Marie Seong-Hak Kim (St. Cloud State University, U.S.A.) and Jérôme Bourgon (CNRS, France)

Supported by : Academy of Korean Studies

With additional support from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Institut d’Asie Orientale, Collegium de Lyon, and St. Cloud State University

Download program: Korean_Law_Conference_2013_Programme.pdf

Program:

Thursday 11 April 2013

Site Buisson (Institut Français de l'Éducation) - 19 allée de Fontenay - 69007 - Lyon

09:00-09:30 - Coffe

09:30-10:00 - Welcome and Introduction

  • Michel Lussault (Institut Français de l'Éducation, France)

10:00-11:15 - Panel I: Legal Codes and Institutions of the Chosŏn Dynasty

Chair: Jean-Pascal Bassino (IAO, France)

  • The codifications and legal institutions of the Chosŏn dynasty
    Jung Geung Sik (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Confucian ideology and penal reform in eighteenth-century Korea
    Anders Karlsson (SOAS, University of London, UK)

11:15-11:30 - Break    

11:30-12:45 - Panel II: Comparisons of the Traditional Korean and Chinese Law Codes

Chair: Béatrice Jaluzot (IAO, France)

  • How were Korean laws made and how were they implemented?
    Kim Dae Hong (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Comparisons and contrasts between Chosŏn law codes and Ming/Qing law codes
    Jérôme Bourgon (CNRS, France) and
    Pierre-Emmanuel Roux (EHESS, France)

12:45-14:15 - Lunch

14:15-15:30 - Panel III: Evolution of Korean Law under Colonial Rule

Chair: Pierre Souyri (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

  • The coming of the Japanese: the legality issue of the annexation treaties
    Samuel Guex (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Application of the Peace Preservation Act (1925-45) to Korean nationals during the colonial period
    Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins (University of Edinburgh, UK)

15:30-15:45 - Break

15:45-17:00 - Panel IV: Transformation of Korean Law and the Legal System

Chair: Alain Delissen (EHESS, Institut d’études coréennes, Collège de France, France)

  • The making of the Consti tuti on and the Civil Code aft er the independence of Korea
    Moon Joon-Young (Pusan National University, Korea)
  • Nation building and constitutional thought in Northeast Asia: The Cases of Korea and Japan
    Noriko Kokubun (Tsukuba University, Japan)

20:00 - Dinner

Friday 12 April 2013

Site Buisson (IFE) - 19 allée de Fontenay - 69007 – Lyon

09:00-09:15 - Coffee

09:15-10:00  - Keynote Speech

  • The unification of Asian contract law and the future of Korean contract law
    Lee Young-June (Research Institute for Asia Private Law, Korea)

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:30 - Panel V: Modern Korean Law and the Legal System

Chair: Eric Seizelet (Université de Paris 7, France)

  • Legal profession & education during and after the colonial period
    Kim Chang-Rok (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
  • Korean legal reform in comparative perspective
    Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago, U.S.A.)

11:45-13:15 - Lunch

13:15-14:30 - Panel VI: Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law

Chair: Lee Young-June (Research Institute for Asia Private Law, Korea)

  • The rule of law and democracy: the Korean experience and beyond
    Choe Dae-kwon (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Justice(s) accused: Judicial independence in Korea
    Marie S. Kim (St. Cloud State University, U.S.A.)

14:30-14:45 - Break

14:45-17:00 - Roundtable: Korean Law and History (KORLAH) Project

  • Three-year project supported by the Overseas Korean Studies Incubation Grant from Korean Studies Promotion Service (KSPS), AKS
    Discussants: Jérôme Bourgon, Marie S. Kim, Samuel Guex

17:00-20:00 - Tour of Lyon

20:00 - Dinner

Saturday 13 April 2013

9:00-17:00 - “Mâcon & Beaujolais Crus” tour (for tour registrants only)

 




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