King Hall Hosts Judge Seung Wha Chang
Posted By Madhavi Sunder, Oct 29, 2015
King Hall was honored to host Judge Seung Wha Chang, Appellate Body Member of the World Trade Organization this week. Judge Chang delivered the California International Law Center (CILC) Distinguished Global Jurist Lecture. In his lecture, titled “Dispute Settlement in the WTO: An Evolving Process under Challenges," Judge Chang compared the WTO to other leading world courts and described how the WTO has heard an unprecedented number of disputes in its short 20-year history. Judge Chang said that while developed countries were most likely to bring claims to the WTO in its first years, developing countries are now doing so more often.
In addition to his service as a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, the body charged with deciding global trade disputes, Judge Seung Wha Chang is also a Professor of Law at Seoul National University. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, New York University, Duke Law School, and Georgetown University. Professor Chang holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) as well as a doctorate in International Trade Law (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School.