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SJD/PhD/Master of Laws

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Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of the Science of Law, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor or Juridicae Scientiae Doctor (sometimes also referred to as a Doctor of Laws), abbreviated S.J.D. or J.S.D., respectively, is a research doctorate in law and equivalent to the Ph.D.

As a research doctorate, it follows professional training in law (LL.B. or J.D.) and the first graduate-level training in in this area (Master of Laws). It is primarily aimed at educating professors, legal scientists, and other scholars in law.

The Master of Laws is a postgraduate academic degree, pursued by those either holding an undergraduate academic law degree, a professional law degree, or an undergraduate degree in a related subject. In some jurisdictions the "Master of Laws" is the basic professional degree for admission into legal practice. It is commonly abbreviated LL.M., from the Latin Legum Magister (meaning "Master of Laws").

Application / Admission Timeline
  For Spring Semester For Fall Semester
Release of Admission Guide October April
Application Period November May
Notification of Admission Decision January of the following year June
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Please find the application forms and documents at the Admission's Office Website

S.J.D/ Ph.D/ Master of Laws Courses (Academic Year: 2017 Korean Language)

S.J.D/ Ph.D/ Master of Laws Courses (Academic Year: 2017 Korean Language)
Course Title Credits
Art Law 3
Basic Theories of Commercial Law 3
Capital Market and Securities Regulation 3
Capital Market Law 3
Case Study on Copyright Law 3
Cases on Law of Corporation 3
Chinese Law Studies 3
Civil Law and Cases 1 3
Comparative Commercial Law 3
Comparative Family Law 3
Comparative Studies on Legal Ethics 3
Consumer Law and Competition Policy 3
Corporation Law 3
Criminal Law and Current Issues 3
Damages 3
Economics of Business Law 3
Economic Crime and Criminal Law 3
Environmental Law and Policy 3
General Sociology of Law 3
General Studies on Fundamental Rights 3
General Theory of Criminal Procedure 3
General Theory of Taxation Law 3
International Commercial Arbitration 3
Japanese Law Studies 3
Law and Order in Cyberspace 3
Law of Administrative Litigation 3
Law of Environmental Remedy 3
Law of International Contract 3
Law of Regulatory Administration 3
M&A and Labor Law 3
Media Law 3
Provisional Remedies 3
Readings in Contract Law 3
Readings in Law and Economics 3
Research on Financial Law of the United States 3
Seminar on Finance Law 3
Study of Criminal Cases 3
Study on Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions 3
The Principles of Tort Law 3
The Taxation of Beneficial Ownership 3
The Taxation of Investment Derivatives and Collective Investment Vehicles 3
The Theory of Administrative Function 3
The Theory of Business Crime 3
The Trend of the Theories in the Japanese Civil Law Studies 3
Theories on Constitutional Justice 3
Value-Added Tax 3
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Graduate Courses (Academic Year: 2017 English language)

Graduate Courses (Academic Year: 2017 English language)
Course Title Credits
Art Law 3
Comparative Studies on Legal Ethics 3
International Labor StandardsⅡ 3
Introduction to Korean Law 3
North Korea & Rule of Law Seminar 3
Professional Responsibility 3
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