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Sungjoon Cho
Visiting Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Experience

Professor Sungjoon Cho, an authority on international economic law, joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2003 and teaches courses in international law, international trade law, international business transactions, and comparative law. He earned his LL.B. from Seoul National University in 1989, his M.P.A. degree from Seoul National University in 1994 and his LL.M. in international economic law from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997. In 2002, he received his S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) degree from Harvard Law School.

Professor Cho currently serves as adviser on international affairs and global industrial cooperation to the South Korean government's Ministry of Knowledge Economy and as a consultant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has held appointments as a Clark Byse Fellow at Harvard Law School, a Research Fellow with Harvard Law School's East Asian Legal Studies Program, and an Emil Noël Fellow at New York University Law School. He has taught at the University of San Diego (Summer Program in Mexico), the Institute of European Studies of Macau, Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), Seoul National University (Korea), and KDI School of Public Policy and Management (Korea). He will be a visiting professor at Fordham Law School in fall 2011 and at Northwestern Law School in spring 2012.

Professor Cho's works have been selected for the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum twice (2007 and 2008). He has also been awarded the Dean's Challenge Grant, which is provided to Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty members who are most productive, three times (2004, 2006 and 2008). He was appointed Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar in July 2009.

Professor Cho has written numerous books and articles on international economic law, including The Economics of Injunctive and Reverse Settlements, 12 American Law and Economics Review 181 (2010) (with Keith N. Hylton); Of the World Trade Court's Burden, 20 European Journal of International Law 675 (2009); Anticompetitive Trade Remedies, 87 North Carolina Law Review 357 (2009); A Quest for WTO's Legitimacy, 4 World Trade Review 391 (2005); A Bridge Too Far: The Fall of the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancún and the Future of Trade Constitution, 7 Journal of International Economic Law 219 (2004); Breaking the Barrier between Regionalism and Multilateralism: A New Perspective on Trade Regionalism, 42 Harvard International Law Journal 419 (2001); The Law of the World Trade Organization through Cases (2007-08) (co-authored with Joseph H. H. Weiler & Isabella Feichtner); and Free Markets and Social Regulation: A Reform Agenda of the Global Trading System (Kluwer Law International 2003). Professor Cho is a regular contributor to the International Economic Law and Policy Blog.

Professor Cho's works and comments have been cited by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Law Library of Congress, Voice of America, United Press International (UPI), The Embassy (Canada), Le Moniteur du Commerce International (France), Canadian Business, Joong-Ang Daily (Korea) and Mae-Kyung Economic Daily (Korea). His writings also appear frequently in the international news media, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Asia Times.

From 1994 to 1996, before coming to the United States, Professor Cho represented the government of the Republic of Korea in negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is a member of the bar of the state of New York. He also holds a license to practice law in Korea.

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
    S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), International Economic Law, June 2002
    Visiting Scholar, East Asian Legal Studies, September 1997 - June 1998
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL
    LL.M., International Economic Law, June 1997
  • SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    M.P.A., Public Policy Major, February 1994
    LL.B., February 1989