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Biography

Dr. SUNG Nak-in is a renowned constitutional scholar and the President of Seoul National University (SNU). He received his L.L.B. from Seoul National University and Docteur en droit from University of Paris II. He joined SNU College of Law as a Professor in 1999 and served as the Dean of the College from 2004 to 2006. Professor Sung assumed the office of the President of Seoul National University in July 2014. He has been guiding the university under the vision of “a university all can take pride in, a university loved by the people, and a university leading the world.”

President Sung has served in honorable positions: Chairperson of the Korean Law Professors Association (2009-2013); Chairperson of the Public Ethics Committee of the National Assembly (2010-2012); Chairperson of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Unification (2010-2013); Member of the Supreme Court Justice Candidate Recommendation Committee (2009-2012); President of the Korean Public Law Association (2006-2007), and Member of the Presidential Commission on Education Reform (1995-1997).

President Sung has received several prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Research Award from the Korean Constitutional Law Association in 2012 and the Order of Service Merit Award from the President of Korea in 2005.

He is the author of Constitutional Law Studies, which has been recently been published in its 17th edition, and currently being translated into Chinese as a part of China’s national translation project.

Updated in September 2017