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Newest Cook Global Law Professor Brings Corporate Governance Expertise

March 9, 2011
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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The newest addition to the Michigan Law faculty brings internationally recognized expertise in comparative corporate governance to the ranks of William W. Cook Global Law professors.

Prof. Hwa-Jin Kim, a professor of law and business at Seoul National University School of Law, will be joining Michigan Law in fall of 2011 as the school's sixth William W. Cook Global Law professor. Cook professors remain on their law faculties overseas and visit Michigan Law regularly, teaching at least one class every year.

Kim began teaching at Michigan as a visiting professor during the winter term of 2010. He has taught international corporate governance, corporate law and practice, and international and comparative law since arriving in Ann Arbor.

Prior academic experience includes stints on the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and at Stanford Law. Before joining academia in 2006, Kim practiced corporate and securities law in Korea and Switzerland, advising global investment bankers on international mergers and capital market transactions. He also served as an advisor to the senior ranks of the South Korean government.

"We welcome Professor Kim as a valuable addition to our faculty, who will ensure that our instruction in international business law remains strong," said Michigan Law Dean Evan Caminker. "His broad base of experience in private practice and as an advisor to the South Korean government will help our students understand the complexities of business in the international environment, and we're delighted to have him."

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