Fordham Law Launches Unique Exchange Program with KoreaNovember 06, 2008
Fordham Law recently welcomed a delegation of Korean dignitaries to sign a historic scholar exchange agreement to further cross-cultural understanding in the field of criminal justice. The signing marked Korea's first such initiative in the US and will promote academic excellence and research in criminal justice through enhanced mutual cooperation between Korea's Ministry of Justice and Fordham Law.
Through this agreement, Korea will share information related to its criminal justice system and will also facilitate research visits to Korean law enforcement agencies for Fordham Law faculty members. Fordham Law will support Korean prosecutors through its LL.M. and visiting scholars programs and offer administrative and faculty guidance.
"Fordham Law is proud to have established this mutually beneficial relationship with our colleagues in Korea," said Toni Fine, assistant dean for international and non-JD programs, who was present at the signing. "This agreement strengthens our already robust international programs and will allow both countries to learn from and understand better each other's legal system."
Assistant Dean Fine was joined at the event by Sheila Foster, associate dean for academic affairs, and Professor Thomas Lee, director of international studies. Signing the document for Korea was that country's deputy minister of justice, Cha Dong Min, who was accompanied by Korean lawyers Shim Woo Jung, Chung Yong Soo, and Fordham Law LL.M. student Jeon Yang Seok.
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