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Judge Kim started his judgeship in 1998 and has heard civil, criminal and administrative cases in several courts. His judicial career includes a senior research judge for Justice In-bok Lee in Supreme Court of Korea. He is currently dealing with corporate bankrupsy cases in Suwon District Court. He graduated Seoul National University Law College in 1993 and studied international refugee law as a visiting scholar at University of Michigan Law School in 2002-2003 academic year. His article, “The refugee definition in Geneva Convention and refugee related procedural issues in Korean Immigration Law” was published by Korean Supreme Court in 2004 and soon became a must read for refugee lawyers. He is also a member of Refugee Committee in Ministry of Justice and keeps close contact with the UNHCR office in Seoul.
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