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School of Law
Course Name Spring Fall Credits

Legal Research and Writing

This course trains students how to conduct legal research by using various online legal research services such as Westlaw and LexisNexis. Students will learn how to analyze case laws and provide legal reasoning based on their research. This course also helps students think and write like a lawyer. Throughout this course, students will be assigned to various writing assignments.

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Legal Argumentation

This skills-based course trains students in legal argumentation through legal writing and oral advocacy. This course exposes students to the varied components of a legal argumentation. Students will learn how to use their legal argumentation skills through legal writing and oral advocacy in both the trial and appellate advocacy level by writing a trial and appellate brief followed by a mock trial and an appellate-level moot court.

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US and International Business Law

1. To learn and have a comprehensive understanding on major topics of U.S. business law, focusing on the law of corporation.
2. To have an ability to read U.S. court decisions, brief and analyze the cases in a logical way and learn legal mind as a future lawyer.
3. To meditate on the problems of business and corporations in a biblical perspective.

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US Constitutional Law

This course introduces students to core constitutional principles and the American judicial system. Through this course, students will learn the structure of the US government, including the relationship between the federal and state governments and the role of the three branches of government (judicial, legislative, and executive). This course introduces students to US Constitutional law through case studies (team presentation, case analysis, and case discussion).

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US Criminal Law and Procedure

In U.S. Criminal Law, a distinction is made between the law's substance and the procedure of the justice system. Substantive law defines rights and obligations. Procedural law establishes the methods used to enforce legal rights and obligations.

In the first half of this course, we will explore what constitutes a crime and how that crime is handled within the U.S. justice system. In particular, we will examine several broad categories of crimes such as crimes against the person, crimes against property, and crimes against the public. We will also look at potential defenses to crimes afforded through the US Constitution and various statutes.

In the latter half of the course, we will discuss in detail the duties/rights an individual has under the US justice system during an arrest, pretrial, trial, and beyond within the context of US Constitutional law.

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US Torts

This course focuses on civil liability arising from breach of duties under US tort law. This course will explore the different types of torts in US Torts and the damages and defenses. This course will cover the different types of torts, including intentional torts (against persons and against property), negligence, and strict liability.

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International Economic Law

In this course, we will explore the laws, policies and institutions that guide and govern trade among nations. In particular, we will focus much of our attention on how international institutions like the ILO (International Labour Organization), OECD(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), IMF(International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc, has influenced international trade and the world economy. If possible, we will also explore contemporary international economic issues such as the ESG(Environmental, social and corporate governance). When applicable, we will study and think about the biblical perspective on international economic law.

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Survey of American Law

This is an introductory law course designed for those with little to no knowledge of US law or its legal system. This course does not require any prerequisite classes and is recommended for students at any level as it provides a general overview of U.S. law. This course introduces students to the core doctrines of U.S. constitutional, criminal, torts, contract, corporation, property (including intellectual property), and immigration laws.

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International Human Rights Law

This course provides an introduction to international human rights law, policy and process in advanced academic level. The course will equip lawyers and law students to be more effective human rights advocates and volunteers in local, national and in global context.

Students will have opportunities to explore human rights advocacy projects involving current issues of concern. Course will examine main players in the field of international human rights. Course will review the concept of democracy, human rights and rule of law into the reality of the world.

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Korean Law & Legal System

This course aims to overview Korean law and legal system and understand current issues in Korean society. Firstly, we are going to overview a few important Korean laws through lecturing: constitutional law, administrative law, civil law (including family law), criminal law, commercial law. Then, taking a step forward, we will examine several issues which reflect changes and problems of Korean society. This part will be touched by students' presentations.

During the course, students are supposed to make presentations to summarize given articles and give comments on them. Every presentation will be conducted individually once in the semester. We don't have midterm exam. Finally, at the end of this semester, students are required to answer questions regarding basic knowledge about Korean Law, and submit a final essay individually, which is the most important factor in grading.

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Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property rights have become the principal drivers of economic growth and wealth creation in today’s Knowledge Economy. A key concern for entrepreneurs is how to protect their ideas in order to capture the value and create a sustainable business. Intellectual property (IP) patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the primary instruments through which that innovation is promoted, captured, and put to use for the benefit of society. Understanding this currency and how to leverage it offers an essential advantage to anyone embarking on a career in an economy dominated by IP. This course mainly focuses on copyright and trademark law with brief introductions of patent law and trade secrecy.

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Legal Negotiation

Negotiation is an important and basic form of communication that is essential in practicing law. This course equips students with important negotiation skills, both in theory and in practice. This course exposes students to the key foundations of effective negotiation and the key steps in the negotiation process. This course also teaches students the ethics of negotiation.

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Justice: Readings in Moral & Political Philosophy

The purpose of this entry-level philosophy course for law students is two-fold: first, to help them familiarize with select classical and contemporary works in moral and political philosophy that have enduring influence on issues of law and policy and second, to help them develop their critical views on some key themes of justice as they prepare themselves to engage the world as Christian citizens and lawyers. There will be weekly group assignments and a term paper in lieu of the final exam. No prior knowledge of philosophy is required.

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International Child Law and Development

Child is one of the most important topics in Human Rights and International Development. This course will examine the pursuit of happiness in the context of childhood and children's rights from a comparative and comprehensive perspective. The course will review international human rights instruments and treaties, international and national human rights mechanism in a context of children's rights.

The student will understand the principle of "best interest of the child" and other guiding principles of CRC and its relation to national and international protection and constitutional rights. Students will be exposed to issues dealing with children such as Children with Disability, Street Children, Juvenile Justice, Children and Health, and Child and Aim of Education.

At the end of the course, students will understand international children's law mechanism, sustainable development for children, and rights of the family.

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Public International Law

The second half of the last century saw the impact of globalization, dramatic advancements in technological innovation, the spread of democracy and increased privatization. As these forces continue to affect the international system today, traditional conceptions of international law with its foundational principle of state sovereignty are outwardly being challenged and transformed. In step with this phenomenon, the impact of international law has steadily gained momentum since the end of World War II to its place today in the mainstream discourse of law and legal studies.

This course will introduce students not only to the content and processes of public international law and the institutions that seek to enforce and shape them, but also to the bigger picture of the tension that exists between long standing assumptions about international law and the realities of globalization. Ultimately, the course will hopefully give students an opportunity to make a critical appraisal of the international legal system from a Christian worldview.

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US Contracts

This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the fundamental concepts and sources of contract law. This course evaluates the core components of a legally binding agreement or promise and examines issues that affect such enforceable agreements. Students will get a chance to study what constitutes as a breach of contract and the damages available.

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Advanced International Law Seminar

Treaties are an important source and one of the primary sources of international law. This seminar course will expose students to treaty law and how the law of the treaties is practiced in the Republic of Korea and Asian countries. Students will be able to learn and research different types of treaties, including bilateral and multilateral treaties. Students will also look at international legal issues in a particular context international law in Asia. This seminar course is two-folded: (1) expose students to treaty law and (2) expose students to the application of international law in Asia, specifically the Republic of Korea. As this is a seminar course, classes will be mainly student-discussion-based.

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American Legal Theory

In this course we will critically examine through American court decisions different theories of equality, liberty/freedom, and human dignity themes so central to any system of law as a matter of justice. We will also get to study along the way how the courts in America see their role in resolving controversial issues of fundamental importance and what methods of interpretation they adopt accordingly. What theories are chosen by the courts both theories of substantive issues and theories of adjudication - would have far-reaching effects on people and society. Through close analysis of select judicial decisions, this course intends to advance understanding on some of the theoretical underpinnings of adjudication process in America and their implications for American society in general. Students will in the end be pressed to develop their reasoned views on questions of enormous significance: what should be the meaning of liberty, equality, personal autonomy or human dignity in a political community, and what should be the courts’ role in resolving issues related to these central themes in law.

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Lawyers in Society

Topic The Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory and the Threats from Lawyers

Goal - To have deep understanding on the rule of law and lawyer’s role in it

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Comparative Legal Systems

This course provides an overview of different legal systems in the world, including Civil Law (Romanistic, Germanic), Common Law (Anglo-American), Religious (Islamic, etc), Socialist (Soviet, North Korean), and Asian legal families. This course exposes students to the key characteristics of legal systems and trains students to compare and contrast legal systems and their operations in different countries.

Students will gain insight that major legal principles such as human rights, freedom, and the right to own property are based on Biblical principles. Students will develop the basic capacity to understand Western Civilization, the Rule of Law, and the flow of legal and societal development.

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Special Topics in UIL

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1. The aim of this course is to learn the structure and functions of U.S. property law, focusing on major court decisions. In most U.S. law schools, property law is one of the fundamental 1L subjects. Students who are interested in HILS or U.S. law schools are strongly encouraged to take this course.

2. The lecture will focus on reading, briefing and analyzing court decisions on property law. Students are expected to read, analyze and discuss the cases (following the IRAC method) so as to practice legal mind as future lawyers. The lecture will be organized and conducted in a similar manner with U.S. law schools. Class preparation and in-class discussion is very important in this course.

3. In this course, various topics of property law, such as first possession(discovery, capture and creation), subsequent possession (find, adverse possession and gift), co-ownership, the law of landlord and tenant, easement, transfer of land, land use control, the law of zoning, eminent domain, etc, will be studied.

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North Korean Human Rights, Law and Development

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Individual Study 1

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Independent Study 2

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