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Heejin Kim

J.S.D. Candidate '13

Heejin Kim is a J.S.D. Candidate at Yale Law School where she earned her LL.M. degree in 2008.  She was an editor of the Yale Journal of International law and a project member of YLS Students Assisting the Extraordinary Courts in the Chambers of Cambodia. She received the Government Overseas Scholarship (International Economics and Trade) and the Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowship in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, respectively awarded by the Ministry of Education in Korea and Yale Law School. In 2006, she worked as a junior investigator for the project of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, inspecting general conditions of domestic correction facilities and investigating human rights violations in these institutions. She received the Kirby Simon Fellowship for her work as a legal intern at the Constitutional Court of Korea in 2010.  Ms. Kim holds Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul. Her Master’s thesis examines a relationship between market access and domestic regulation clauses in GATS and law application dynamics of these provisions.

Fields of Academic Interest & Dissertation Project
Ms. Kim’s fields of academic interest include public international law, international adjudication, human rights law, and the role of law in social change. Her J.S.D. project explores the accomodation of international investment and human rights law regimes. 

Doctoral Committee
Professors W. Michael Reisman (Supervisor), Lea Brilmayer (Reader), Harold Hongju Koh (Reader), and James J. Silk (Reader)

Education
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2008
LL.M. (International Trade Law), Sookmyung Women’s U., 2007
LL.B., Sookmyung Women’s U., summa cum laude, 2005

Contact information:
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06511