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Jeong-Ho Roh

Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law; Lecturer in Law
School: 
Law
Office: 
Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 607
Email: 
jr253@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-4975
Appointments
  • Director, Center for Korean Legal Studies
Biography

Jeong-Ho Roh is a recognized expert on North and South Korean legal relations. Specializing in the development of constitutionalism and democracy in both the South and North Korean legal systems, as well as U.S. and East Asian international transactions, Roh served as Legal Advisor to the Korean Ministry of National Unification on the KEDO North Korean Light-water Reactor Project and he is a member of the Korean Ministry of Justice's New Round Legal Assistance Council. In 2004-2008, he served as Associate Professor of Law at Yonsei University in Seoul. A member of the New York Bar, Roh worked in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 1988-90 (New York) and Bae, Kim & Lee, 1993-94 (Seoul). He also served as 1st Lieutenant in the Republic of Korea Army from 1990-93. As Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, he teaches Geopolitics of Law and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula and Korean Legal System in the Global Economy. He holds a B.A. from  Seoul National University (1985) and a J.D. from Columbia (1988), where he was Financial Editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

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