Yoon Jin Shin was a judge in South Korea, mainly in criminal courts, including a special division for sexual violence. She received a Stepping Stone Prize
from the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center for the best court decision for women’s rights in 2010. After leaving court in 2010, she worked as a Fellow in Gonggam – Korean Public Interest Lawyers’ Group, focusing on human trafficking issues. In 2011, she participated in the UN CEDAW 49th session and made a presentation as a Korean NGO delegate. While studying in the Seoul National University, she worked with various human rights and public interest organizations, publishing legal guidebooks for disadvantaged groups and providing legal trainings for NGO workers. She has a certificate for sexual violence counseling and received Human Rights Thesis Award
from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in 2002 for a thesis on labor rights of people with disabilities. She is a member of International Association of Women Judges and MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society in Korea.
Fields of academic interest & dissertation project
Ms. Shin’s areas of interest include human rights and public interest law, gender, migration and minorities’ rights, international, constitutional and criminal law. Her J.S.D. project focuses on trans-border migration and human trafficking from human rights perspectives.
Professors W. Michael Reisman (Supervisor), Lea Brilmayer (Reader), Amy Chua (Reader), and Oona A. Hathaway (Reader).
LL.M., Yale Law School, 2011
Judicial Research & Training Institution, Korea, 2005 – 2007
LL.B., Seoul National University, summa cum laude