Visiting Scholars Program
Pacific McGeorge hosts international scholars, professors, judges and practitioners through the Visiting Scholars Program. While at McGeorge, Visiting Scholars have access to the Legal Studies Center (including access to research databases Westlaw and LexisNexis), may choose a carrel in the library, receive support from the Graduate and International Programs office, have access to the faculty dining lounge, and may audit some classes. The fee for the Visiting Scholar program for $3,000 per semester. We ask visiting scholars to submit a draft of their research after the first semester, and the final research project upon completion of their stay as a scholar.
Current Visiting Scholars at Pacific McGeorge
Judge, Seoul Northern District Court
Bachelor of Law, Department of Public Law, Seoul National University College of Law
Joonkyu Lee is currently a judge at the Seoul Northern District Court in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2000, Judge Lee completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea.Since 2003 he has served as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, Tongyeong District Court, and the Ansan District Court.
Judge Lee has been a member of the Family Trial System Community since 2007, and a member of the Criminal Law Study since 2009. His research at Pacific McGeorge during the 2014-2015 academic year will be focused on Disability Rating Assessment.
Jung Jae Lee
Judge, Seoul Central District Court
Bachelor of Law, Yonsei University, Master’s course in Law, Seoul National University
Jung Jae Lee is currently a judge at the Seoul Central District Court in Korea. After passing the bar exam in 2000, Judge Lee completed a two-year program at the Judicial Research and Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea. He worked as a lawyer in Seoul until 2007, when he began serving as a judge at the Seoul Central District Court, Gwang-ju District Court, and the Uijeong Bu District Court.
Judge Lee has been a member of the International Human Right Community and a member of the Medical Law Study since 2014. He has been in charge of the compulsory execution in Korea Court. His research at Pacific McGeorge during 2015-2016 will be focused on Comparative Study on forcible execution between the U.S and Korean Judicial Systems.
Lecturer, Chongqing Technology and Business University
Bachelor Degree of Law, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Master’s Degree, Intellectual Property, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D. Intellectual Property, Chongqing University
Peng Xia, is a lecturer at Chongqing Technology and Business University Law School in China. Her research focuses on intellectual property law and competition law. Some of her published articles include: Studies on the global intellectual property strategy in Japan, Fair use in patent law, Legal protection of database, and Technical transfer rules in EU. Professor Peng has also co-authored the following books: Enterprises technical innovation and intellectual property strategy and Intellectual property management of Chinese enterprise.
While at Pacific McGeorge, Professor Peng will conduct research on ‘Fair use doctrine and the application in patent law’ under the supervision of Professor Michel Mireles.
Ick Kyung Sung
Judge, Busan District Court, South Korea
Ick Kyung Sung is currently a judge at Busan District Court of South Korea. He graduated from the College of Law at Han Yang University and entered the Judicial Research and Training Institute (JRTI) of the Supreme Court of Korea upon passing the national exam. He served as a military prosecutor in the army, dealing mainly with criminal cases.
Judge Sung was appointed as an associate judge to the Incheon District Court of South Korea in 2000. During his 15 years as a Judge, he has overseen civil, criminal, family and administrative cases. Judge Sung’s research will focus on the admissibility of evidence obtained through an illegal seizure and search.
Associate Professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
Bachelor Degree of Law, Law School of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Master's Degree, Criminal Law, Law School of Wuhan University
Ph.D. Criminal Law, Law School of Wuhan University
ZhiHua Zhao is an associate professor of law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in China. Professor Zhao's current research focuses on Legal Clinics and Legal Practitioners. She has published two monographs: The Tendency of Mitigation of Punishment and Study on Financial Crimes. A few of her published articles include: The Empirical Study on the Problem of the Light Punishment, Research on Related Problems of Crime of Perjury, and Clinical Legal Education Course.
Professor Zhao has also been involved with projects such as drafting regulations and advice on a legal support system design and implementing legal clinics for peasants in rural areas. She will be conducting research at Pacific McGeorge for the 2014-2015 academic year.
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