On October 27, the South Korean President Jae-in Moon nominated SMU Dedman School of Law alum Jin-sung Lee (Int'l LL.M. '88) to be the Chief Justice of the Korean Constitutional Court.
Justice Lee was previously appointed to the Korean Constitutional Court in 2012 as a Justice. The Korean Parliament will need to approve the Chief Justice nomination. President Moon’s earlier Chief Justice nominee was not approved by Parliament. Justice Lee’s six-year term on the Korean Constitutional Court will expire in September 2018.
The Korean Constitutional Court is the highest court in Korea and played a major role in the March 2017 impeachment of the former Korean president Park Geun-hye. Read more
about the significance of that event in Korean political history.
in the October 28 news report from Korea JoongAng Daily
about prominent SMU Law alumni