Hwa-Jin Kim, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law School, is a professor of law and business at Seoul National University School of Law. He also has taught at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School. He has published in the Journal of Corporation Law, Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review, Oxford University Comparative Law Forum, Columbia Business Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, and elsewhere. Before joining academia in 2006, Professor Kim practiced corporate and securities law in Korea and Switzerland, where he advised and worked for or with global investment banking houses in their international mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions.
Professor Kim has advised the Office of the President of Korea, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Korea Financial Supervisory Service, and Ministry of Justice of Korea. He is a board member of the Korean Financial Investment Association and founding chair of The NEXT International Finance Conference. Professor Kim received his BS in math from Seoul National University; Dr Jur, magna cum laude, from the University of Munich, where he was an Adenauer Scholar; and his LLM from Harvard Law School. He won the Book Prize from the Korean National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, 2010, and 2015. His recent books in Korean include Theoretical Foundations of Securities Regulation (2014), Law and Business (6th edition, 2016), and Investment Banking (2nd edition, 2015).
See Prof. Kim's CV.