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Dae Un Hong

JSD candidate Dae Un Hong smiling on a grey background
Dae Un Hong

Dae Un Hong is a J.S.D. candidate from South Korea. While in Korea, he practiced law and participated in two Korean Ministry of Justice research projects. One of these projects focused on the opening up of the legal services market through free trade agreements among China, Japan, and Korea. The other project related to the provision of rule of law technical assistance by OECD countries to developing countries especially in the fields of trade dispute settlement proceedings, investor-state dispute settlement proceedings, and international commercial arbitration.

He has published articles in both U.S. and South Korean journals, including "The Nearing End of the Special Relationship between China and North Korea and Its Implications for North Korean Nuclear Issues" in Michigan Journal of International Law Online, "African Studies in East Asia" in Cornell Institute of African Development Bulletin, "Decline of Civil Jury Trial and Changes in Hearsay Rule of Civil Evidence Acts across the World" in Pusan Law Review, "Sentencing Practice in Courts on White Collar Crime" in Journal of Corporate Governance, and "The U.S. Congress and Free Trade Agreements: The Case of George W. Bush Administration" in American Studies.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Seoul National University, South Korea (his thesis was recognized as outstanding), a master of laws degree from Cornell Law School, and a juris doctor degree from Hanyang University Law School, South Korea.

Dissertation Topic

North Korean Perspectives on International Law

Dissertation Committee

Muna B. Ndulo (Chair)
Mitchel Lasser
Xingzhong Yu

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Research Interests

History of International Law
International Investment Law
African Laws / Northeast Asian Laws
Law and Society
International Relations of Northeast Asia

Awards & Fellowships

Cornell Law School Graduate Fellowship
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law and Social Change: Comparative Law in Africa (December 2015)