For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

May 15, 2009

UW Law School Hosts Korean Constitutional Court President

The UW School of Law will the Hon. Kang-Kook Lee, president of Korea's Constitutional Court on May 18. President Lee will give a presentation on the court, "The Korean Constitutional Court: History & Challenges", from 2-3 p.m. that day in in William H. Gates Hall Room 117.

President Lee will discuss the establishment, jurisdiction and cases handled by the Korean Constitutional Court.

The Court, established in 1988, recently hosted an International Symposium in celebration of its 20th anniversary which brought together the heads of constitutional organs of thirty countries and six regional commissions.

President Lee has had a long and distinguished career in the judiciary, including serving as a Justice on the Korean Supreme Court and as the Minister of Court Administration. He has been serving as the President of the Korean Constitutional Court since 2007.