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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Law School Hosts Visiting Scholar from South Korea

This past academic year the law school welcomed a visiting scholar, Professor Hyun-chul Kim, from the law faculty at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea. Chonnam National University is one of the leading public universities in South Korea. Professor Kim has been on the faculty at Chonnam since 2008, has served as Vice Dean, and has been awarded the distinguished teaching and mentoring award.

Professor Kim completed his research here this past month. He is a prolific author; his textbook, Constitutional Litigation, is in its third edition and his dissertation on equal protection under the U.S. Constitution was published in 2012. Law review articles authored by Professor Kim have appeared in a number of publications. While at UNLV, Professor Kim’s research focused on affirmative action programs in the United States. He used the facilities of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library and was assisted in his research by third-year law student Elizabeth Do, a research assistant in the law library. A law review article on affirmative action that reflects his research at the Boyd School of Law will be published in the coming year.