Korean Association of Harvard Law School

The primary goal of the Korean Association of Harvard Law School (KAHLS) is to provide Korean and Korean American law students the opportunity to explore together a wide range of mutual interests and concerns. To this end, we will be hosting events throughout the year related to the academic, professional, cultural, political, and social interests of our members.

Established in 1988, our membership has continued to grow over the years. In the past few years, we have sponsored an open forum involving students from all over Boston to discuss the role of lawyers as community leaders. We have also hosted Angela Oh, a prominent Korean American attorney from Los Angeles, who spoke about Korean American political involvement. Four years ago, we sent a delegation of nine students to Korea. During the week-long trip, our members made visits to many of Korea's most prominent legal institutions, including the Supreme Court of Korea, Seoul National University College of Law, and several leading Korean law firms. And each year, a large number of LL.M. students from Korea engage in discussions of relevant topics such as new issues in Korean law and the prospects from U.S. firms in Korea.

This year, our focus will not only be on developing a bond among the members of KAHLS, but it will also be on strengthening ties with the rest of the Korean community, both at Harvard, and in the greater Boston area. Along with coordinating social events with other Koreans at Harvard, we would like to work together with this larger community in various public service projects.

KAHLS has always valued the participation and contribution of 1Ls. Many of our social and academic activities are specifically geared to 1Ls, such as the annual fall barbecue and a series of workshops on finding a summer job and study tips. We also match up all 1Ls with a 2L or 3L mentor, who can provide valuable advice throughout the year. This year will be an exciting one for KAHLS and we encourage you to join us. Please visit our table at the Student Organizations Fair in September.

Steve Choi schoi@law.harvard.edu, President
Albert Ko ako@law.harvard.edu, Treasurer

Last modified: August 21, 2008

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