WELL, THE FIRST WEEK of classes is almost complete for us JD study abroad students at SKKU in Seoul. We have progressed through general principles of international law and sources of transnational business law, and have proceeded with an indepth study of the CISG--the international version of the US's UCC Article 2--which covers sales of … Continue reading The Week Is Almost Gone…And McDonald’s Delivers!
Today was day two of classes at SKKU with Professors Lee and Kang. I am in IBT with Prof. Kang. We began a discussion of the CISG and spent a lot of time looking at when the CISG applies or does not apply, including sorting out choice of law questions depending on the forum country, and making comparisons … Continue reading Day 2 is in the Books!
Today was the first full day of classes for study abroad students at SKKU. I am in IBT (International Business Transactions). We started with two classes on overall international law and sources of international law, and then transitioned in a third class on more transactional related stuff involving letters of credit. A major focus, as … Continue reading First Full Day of Classes
IT WAS A DAY OFF, so Professor Thomas Lee hosted the law students studying abroad at SKKU via Fordham on a cultural field trip to an ancient royal palace in the heart of downtown Seoul. The palace, Ch'ang Duk Gung (창뎍궁) was reminiscent of the palaces of China, particularly the Forbidden City in Beijing. This palace, one of … Continue reading Study Abroad Law Students Visit Ancient Palace in Seoul
HERE IS A LINK to the blog of the amazing Samsung Library at SKKU. Samsung, of course one of the largest companies in the world (we are all familiar with their electronics, but they have many other businesses, as well), had donated a lot of money to this university, and it certainly is apparent with all … Continue reading The Amazing SKKU Samsung Library (Blog)
THIS SIGN near the SKKU campus warns that there have been sightings of wild pigs (boars) and where to report if one is seen. At first I thought it was a joke but after reading it I realized it was serious. I was on high alert after that since I was by myself. Further up the … Continue reading Beware of Wild Pigs!
I got up extra early this morning, showered and dressed quietly to not wake anyone else up in the apartment, and took an early morning trial run to the law school, which is on the north side of the city in an older section, from where I am staying on the south side of the … Continue reading On the Ground in Seoul
Here is a quick iPhone shot of my vantage point from where I'm staying. I can see across the Han River and can see Namsan Tower. I am right next to the 88 Olympic Highway and it is alive all night.
ONE WEEK TO GO and I will be in Seoul, starting my long-awaited law study abroad program. Orientation is June 22 at the law building on the SKKU campus in Seoul. Stay tuned to my blog for daily updates of the experience. The study abroad course will be followed by an Intership at a law … Continue reading One Week to Study Abroad and Internship
Update: I have found Korean Supreme Court cases which absolutely provide that a medical professional has an affirmative duty to fully explain a procedure to a patient before conducting the procedure (대법원 1997. 7. 22. 선고 95다49608 판결 【손해배상(의)) (사전설명의무), and that the patient must give consent to the procedure (대법원 2009.5.21. 선고 2009다17417 전원합의체 판결 【무의미한연명치료장치제거등) … Continue reading Medical Malpractice/Informed Consent in Korea: Update