Department of Law
Course Descriptions

General Provisions of Civil Law (1), (2)

General provisions of civil law are studied to understand the basic principles of civil law, and the subjects, objects and changes of rights along with courts, As such, students gain insight into not only civil law relations but also the basic theories and methods of law in general.

Law and English
English terms and concepts, essential to study law, are studied and an understanding of the fundamental spirit and system of American and British laws is increased.

Law and Computer
Today, computers and the Internet are widely used and have become indispensable in every aspect of social life. This phenomenon is no exception to the field of law. Students learn ways to use computers for basic uses and for studying law and conducting legal tasks. The examples include use of the word processor and spreadsheet; search of law databases of statutes and precedents; search of legal literature; and collection, analysis, and use of legal data through the Internet.

Legal Writing
Motivates the students to develop a legal mentality through reading general introductory law books. Trains them in the art of legal writing such as statements, essays, and reports.

Introduction to Law
Cultivates a legal mindset. Studies the fundamentals of law, which will serve as a guideline for studying various individual courses.

Constitutional Law (1), (2)
Constitutional law governs the fundamental organization and activities of a nation. This course studies the basic principles of constitutional law, the relationship between constitutional government and democracy, basic rights, governance structure, and other basic and specific concepts related to constitutional law. It also examines the creation, development, and implementation of the Korean constitution.

Foreign Languages in Law (English/French/German/Spanish/Japanese) (1), (2)
Studies the grammar of the student's choice of foreign language and its legal terminology and expressions to equip students with the ability to comprehend and analyze important foreign legal documents.

General Provisions of Criminal Law (1), (2)
Forms a conceptual understanding of criminal law by studying the basic concepts and principles related to crime and punishment, examining what constitutes crime, the punishable factors, and the imposition of sentences.

International Law (1), (2)
Studies the concept of public international law and the organizations or institutions governing international law and order. Discusses the rights and obligations as defined under international law. Explores peaceful resolution of international disputes, sanctions by international law, and war-related international law.

German Law
This course considers the basic ideas and system of German law on which many Korean laws are based to improve an understanding and application of Korean law.

Russian Law
This course will compare the regulatory systems of various nations in the Russian Federation that exhibit differences in their politics, economy, society, and culture, with the legal system of Korea. Students will learn about changes and developments in Russian law, and will also research and review a variety of subjects, including foreign investor issues, law on arbitration lawsuits, investment related laws, resolution of economic disputes, protection of intellectual property and corporation act.

Roman Law
This course is designed to provide proper understanding of the Korean legal system, which is largely modeled after continental law, by going back to its origins in Roman law and studying the process of its change and development.

Legal History
Focuses on understanding the fundamental principles of a modern legal system through the study of the history of law and legal institutions. Explores possible future development.

Comparative Constitutional Law
Focuses on contributing to the understanding and administration of Korean constitutional law through a comparative study of the constitutional legal systems of major advanced nations.

Anglo-American Law
Our current curriculum is composed mostly of continental law-related coursework. This course in contrast fosters the student ability to move beyond the ideological aspects of continental law by studying the inductive methods employed by Anglo-American law, a legal system that followed a different development path.

Latin American Law
Basic study of the legal systems of Latin American countries

Particulars of the Law of Obligations
Designed for systematic learning of contract and tort theories and to develop capabilities to resolve cases.

Readings in English/French/German/Japanese
The course consists of reading important foreign legal literature in English, German, or French to facilitate student understanding of the legal systems of advanced countries.

Torts is about determining what interest of the victim should be protected among legal interests damaged by the wrongdoer. It is about redemption of illegal results and such methods.

Comparative Law
Compares the legal institutions of various societies and countries by their systems of law, nation, and jurisdiction. Examines legal interpretations and legislative guidelines. Cultivates the ability to discover ideal/common law for legal progress.

General Provisions of Commercial Law
Using the general provisions section and the commercial activities section from Commercial Code as class texts, the course studies the concept of commercial law, which is a special law as opposed to civil law. Focuses particularly on corporate law that governs the organization and operation of enterprises.

India Law
With recent increasing international interest in BRICs, this course talks about the legal system of India, one of those countries, and its characteristics.

Gender and Law
This course looks at general legal issues and actual legal practices in relation to women and suggests directions for gender-equality laws and institutions and relevant legal practices.

Middle Eastern Law
Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Arab world, including Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Based on this understanding, they will conduct more thorough research on territorial disputes and recent issues in the Middle Eastern region. This course will also look at the economic and political structures of each country in this region and teach the basic legal principles, development, and characteristics of the structure.

General Provisions of the Law of Obligations
Deals with the basic theory governing legal relationships in the law of obligations - one of the two major private rights. Examines the significance, types, and effect of obligations, particularly the institution of indemnification in the event of defaults, special securities-type obligations, the relationship among multiple debtors and/or creditors, and termination of obligations.

Law of Constitutional Procedure
Focuses on understanding the significance and function of constitutional lawsuits. Examines the legal procedures for remedying violations of people's basic rights and of resolving constitutional disputes among state institutions.

Particulars of Criminal Law
Based on what was learned in the General Provisions of Criminal Law course, students examine elements of the different crimes defined under the current criminal law, what constitutes their commission, and the different criminal regulations, to gain a more realistic understanding of the types of crime.

Law of International Organizations
The most prominent characteristic observed in the post World War II international community is the vigorous activities of international organizations such as the UN, which has emerged as a new legal entity exercising international law, traditionally the monopoly of sovereign states. It is no longer possible to properly understand international society without an accurate knowledge of the function, role, and impact of international organizations. Accordingly, this course examines the history, concept, and power of international organizations, the universal and regional international organizations (in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia), legal issues (privileges and exemptions, and international accountability), and the relationship between international organizations and NGOs.

Labor Law (1), (2)
Closely examines the significance, history and theories of labor law, a social law governing subordinate labor relationships, and current labor relations.

Law of Property
This course looks at the significance and characteristics of a real right, one of the two major private rights along with an obligatory right, and basic principles about changes in real right relations; and teaches the concent of individual real rights with focus on the civil code in the order of a possessory right, ownership, usufructuary real right, and real right granted by way of security.

North Korean Law
Today, with South and North Korea simultaneous members in the UN after the entry of North Korea in 1991 and the South-North basic agreement of 1992 in effect, talking about peaceful reunification without studying the laws and institutions of North Korea is meaningless. Under the premise that reunification begins and ends with law, understanding North Korean society through North Korean laws is the most effective and economic way. In this context, this course aims to provide students with an accurate understanding of the history of the creation of the North Korean legal system, its structure, civil law, economic law, procedural law, and international law.

Foreign Laws and Area Studies
Refers to the study of the law applied to countries or peoples in special regions because of economic and political interests. The course studies the structure and characteristics of foreign laws that reflect the uniqueness of each region (Asia, North and South American, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, etc) to help students become regional experts with a feel for international law.

Intellectual Property Law
Focuses on understanding intellectual property rights through systematic examination of patents, utility models, design rights, trademark rights and copyrights.

Maritime and Aviation Law
Maritime and Aviation Law regulates the transportation of people or goods by sea or air carried out for profit by corporations. It promotes the safety of human lives and the sound development of companies. Its analysis and review are crucial, as the movement toward unifying the law has been progressing worldwide to eliminate problems arising from the legal differences among countries. The course may also include space law as studies are under way to examine its creation to deal with new legal problems arising in the course of space development.

General Provisions of Administrative Law
Studies the organization and function of administrative bodies and the basic theories relating to administrative remedies. Examines the significance and application of administrative law with a specific look at administrative organization law, administrative function law, and administrative procedure law.

Law of Criminal Procedure
Studies the commission of crime and the basic principles and structure of legal sentencing as defined under the substantive criminal law. Enables students to systematically and logically interpret relevant current criminal procedures.

Environmental Law
Examines serious environmental issues within the context of positive law to cultivate the ability to consider environmental problems from a legal perspective.

Company Law
Based on the corporations section of the Civil Code, the course studies laws governing the organizational structure and operation of a corporation, the most important form of enterprise in capitalist economies.

Deepening of Readings in German
In this advanced course of Readings in Law (in German) during the second semester, German skills are enhanced to read German literature and institutional characteristics and substantive content of German law are examined to increase an understanding of Korean law from the perspective of comparative law.

International Economic Law
International economic law, in a broad sense, is defined as the sum of the rules and regulations that govern all economic relationships transcending national borders. However, this course deals with international economic law in a narrow sense as the standard regulating economic relationship between nations. Main topics include the significance, structure, characteristics and content of international economic law, basic economic rights and obligations of countries, extraterritorial application of international economic law, international economic transactions, the WTO system and international trade rules, WTO Multilateral Agreements on Trade in Goods, WTO fair trade rules, WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services, WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Rights, external trade law of major countries, national policy and trade regulations, the IMF system, and international financial and investment norms and standards.

International Intellectual Property Law
This course looks at possible legal disputes that can occur between different nations in the globalization age regarding patents, copyright, trademark right, and trade secrets, and examines the new legal theories and background of the intellectual property law area.

International Trade Law
This course systematically explores laws that exist and are applied in international trade.

Real Security Law
This course inquires into the social function, essence, characteristics, effects, etc. of a real right granted by way of security, and the constitution, effects and expiration of a lien, right of pledge, and mortgage. It also includes chattel mortgage recognized by precedent.

Seminar in Civil Law
Focuses on understanding how basic civil laws are applied in real life.

Law of Civil Procedure
Studies the significance and function of civil trials through mock procedures employing concepts of plaintiffs, defendants, and the act and process of civil litigation, which in its narrow sense is a procedural ruling for dispute settlement governing legal relationships under civil and commercial laws, which in turn in essence are substantive civil laws.

History of Legal Thought
Studies the historical evolution of and changes in the attitudes, ideas, thoughts, and academic theories regarding the study of law, or law as a basic theory.

Sociology of Law
Breaking away from the formal, logical analysis of positive law, this course examines its interaction with society, its functions, and its impact on social changes.

Methodology of Law
This course will examine in depth the relationship between the enactment of a law and different interpretations of the law, and try to maintain a balance between the generic features of a law versus its fair application to the individual. This is related to the key issue of balancing separation and collaboration in the legislation and administration of justice. Students will look at original texts of important judicial precedents and a summary of majority opinions. They will reflect on the need to interpret judicial precedents in consideration of majority opinions, and will also look at minority opinions.

Torts is about determining what interest of the victim should be protected among legal interests damaged by the wrongdoer. It is about redemption of illegal results and related methods.

Social Security Law
Social security law is a national institution established to provide financial assistance to those citizens who, due to unexpected turns of events, become unable to support themselves. It is an institutional and policy implementation of the government's responsibility toward public welfare supplementing the principle of self-support. Included in the Social Security Law are social insurance laws such as medical insurance, income insurance, employment insurance, and industrial injuries insurance, security laws guaranteeing a minimum standard of living such as protection of livelihood and medical protection, and social welfare laws such as family welfare, child welfare, welfare for the disabled, and senior citizen welfare. In this course, the basic theories of Social Security Law and its legal realities are studied and analyzed.

Tax Law
Studies the legal basis for taxation and the regulatory system governing its specific techniques.

Consumer Contract Law
This course looks at problems faced by consumers concluding a business contract in contemporary society in connection with civil law and consumer-related special laws.

Law of Commercial Paper
Focuses on understanding the institution of commercial paper designed to facilitate and ensure the distribution of property rights in commercial transactions. Examines the legal definition of bills and checks that are typical forms of commercial paper and necessary instruments of payment in commercial transactions.

Chinese Law
This course offers the general framework of Chinese law and looks at its differences with Korean law and its characteristics.

Particulars of Administrative Law
Examines the provisions and specific applications of the current administrative law based on the general concepts learned in the General Provisions of Administrative Law course. Studies precedents related to administrative law.

Special Issues in Administrative Law
This course will connect key issues in each area of modern administration with general theories of administrative law. In particular, this course will focus on unique legal relationships in each area of administration while looking at principles of substantial administrative law, and integrate this area with principles of administrative litigation.

Seminar in Constitutional Law
Based on the knowledge acquired through the study of various areas of law, the course examines precedents from basic laws (constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, civil law, commercial law), which are substantive laws, and practices application of positive laws to actual cases to cultivate a legal mindset.

Topics in Law of Criminal Procedure
Based on the knowledge and theories of criminal procedure law studied prior to this course, students will take a closer look at key points in doctrines and judicial precedents. Through this process, students will gain an accurate understanding of the theories and practical information pertaining to criminal procedure law.

Criminal Policy
Studies crimes and their causes, criminal punishment, and juvenile law to understand why a crime is committed and to cultivate the ability to find countermeasures.

EU Law
This course studies the formation process and legal status of European law in European society and studies and discusses the general law order and special law order developed in the legal integration process.

Economic Law
Economic Law is an area of law in which the government actively regulates the production/distribution/consumption of individual enterprises in the interest of the national economy. This course examines the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act, the Consumer Protection Act, the Regulation of Contractual Terms and Conditions Act, the Visiting Sales Act, and the specific acts they regulate.

Theory of the Revision
This course grants an opportunity to apply a theoretical framework on becoming a correctional officer who works as a Justice Ministry’s public official for revision and return of prisoners to society.

Topics in Civil Law
Builds on the knowledge of civil law acquired through the General Provisions of Civil Law, Property Law, General Provisions and Particulars of the Law of Obligations, and Family & Succession Law courses by studying different cases and precedents.

Seminar on Law of Civil Procedure
This course will stress the importance of the civil procedure law as it relates to everyday life and procedural law that guarantees citizens’ rights, and will help students understand the procedure on filing suits. Practical explanations on civil suits will help students easily understand the content material. This course will also give students the opportunity to research various cases and write petitions and responses so that they can apply such knowledge to real life.

Philosophy of Law
Theoretical exploration of the nature, ideology, validity, and function of law, how it relates to the basic human order, and its existential and humanistic significance.

Insurance Law
Insurance law governs insurance systems established to eliminate or reduce economic insecurity faced by members of a capitalist society as a result of unforeseen accidents. The course examines insurance against loss due to fire, transportation insurance, maritime insurance, automobile insurance, reinsurance, and personal insurance such as life insurance, death insurance, and accident insurance.

Immovables Private Law
This course deals with acquisition, use, and sale of immovables, and more specifically, helps gain a general understanding of real rights, obligatory rights, preservative measures, and auction, all related to immovables.

E-Business Law
Lectures will be given on legal theories and systems related to e-business. The intent of this course is to cultivate e-business experts. Students will be encouraged to develop skills required to resolve various legal issues that could arise while conducting e-business. They will study legal systems and theories on various subjects, such as meaning and types of e-business, its establishment and effects, electronic signatures, electronic authentication systems, electronic cash, electronic funds transfer, e-business and consumer protection, e-business and resolution of disputes, e-business and protection of privacy, e-business and tax issues, e-business and intellectual property, e-business and responsibilities pertaining to illegal acts.

Local Autonomy Law
Students will learn the local autonomy law, its principles, and relevant judicial precedents in Korea as well as local autonomy systems in foreign countries. Lectures will be given on a variety of subjects, including scope and limitations of local autonomy rights guaranteed in the constitution, work, organization, human resources, and fiscal affairs of local governments, central government's rights to supervise local governments, system to protect local government's rights.

Law of Domestic Relations & Inheritance
This course will impart an understanding of basic laws that govern daily life in civil society. Based on this understanding, students will develop skills to resolve typical legal issues. To this end, students will review various areas: different forms of the law, ways of applying and interpreting the law, other basic theories of the law. In addition, they will review various legal issues related to everyday life by looking at different cases, based on private law.

Administrative Remedies
Administrative remedies govern reparations made in the event of an infringement of a citizen's rights and interests by unjust administrative acts. This course studies the system of administrative litigation such as administrative compensatory damages, compensation for loss under administrative law, and administrative trials and litigations.

Seminar in Criminal Law
Deepens existing knowledge of the theory of criminal law through the study of cases and precedents.

BRICs are not merely new markets but also important bases of global outsourcing. This course provides basic knowledge about these important growth drivers.

WTO law covers all the rules that define the economic relations carried out beyond national boundaries. This course serves as a stage to systematically learn theories on laws regulating economic relations among nations.

Law of International Transactions
Studies the theory and practice of the law of international transactions which today is rapidly gaining importance amidst active international exchange and advances in trade relations.

Seminar in International Law
Building on the knowledge and theories learned in the International Law course, the course studies cases in which international disputes actually led to international trials.

Conflict of Laws
Studies the history and fundamental concepts of private international laws. Examines applicable laws in cases involving foreign nationality or venues and problems arising in its application, within the framework of current law, academic theory, and legal precedents. Examines new trends in current private international law.

Theory of International Negotiation
As the need for specialists equipped with expertise for international negotiations is increasing, this course reinterprets the meaning of international negotiations and allows students to gain expertise about negotiation methods among different nations and actual negotiations tasks carried out by international organizations.

Banking and Securities Law
Reviews civil law issues involved in transactions between banks and customers, legal institutions governing the use of securities in commercial transactions, and regulations governing the issue, distribution, and transaction of various types of securities, especially stocks. Studies the Securities Exchange Law, and private rules and regulations related to finance.

Practice of Legal Services
Based on the legal knowledge acquired, students gain field experience at law enforcement or related institutions such as courts, law firms, and legal advice offices under the supervision of their professor, to cultivate the ability to handle real legal services. The course offers various training programs from drafting of bills of complaint and other legal documents, to litigation assistance, legal counseling, and mock trials.

Immovables Public Law
This course helps gain a general understanding of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act, Building Act, Urban Development Act, Housing Act, and Act on Formation and Management of Forest Resources.

Seminar in Commercial Law
Promotes systematic understanding of all areas of commercial law through the study of cases and precedents. Develops the ability to interpret, apply, and critically evaluate current regulations in commercial law.

Bioethics and Law
This course studies laws and ethics for the biotechnology age and explores directions of moral bioethics. It extensively inquires into the relationship between bioethics and law with such themes as artificial insemination, embryo reproduction, abortion, brain death, organ transplant, and death penalty.

Seminar in Administrative Law
Building on knowledge obtained through the study of various areas of law, the course focuses on applying relevant administrative laws to legal precedents and real cases to cultivate a proper legal mindset.

Topics in Constitutional Law
Closely examines Constitutional Law from various angles to achieve an increased understanding of constitutions in general.

Special Lecture in Criminal Law
Builds on the student's knowledge of criminal law and of law in general. Focuses on a more in-depth study of the theory and practice of precedents and legal doctrines for an increased understanding of criminal law and new emerging trends.

BRICs are not merely new markets but also important bases of global outsourcing. This course provides basic knowledge about these important growth drivers.