Korean Law Demystified!

김영란법: A Quick Overview

부정청탁 및 금품등 수수의 금지에 관한 법률 (aka 김영란법) is an unprecedented anti-corruption law (in South Korea) that will come into force on September 28, 2016. What you need…

Coerced vs. Consensual Sex…

Q: Is “begrudgingly obliging” coerced or consensual? Strictly speaking, it would have to fall under consensual. Because what the court will ask is, “Was that your…

Types of Wills under Korean Law

The Korean Civil Act (민법) outlines 5 types of wills: I. Will by Holograph Document – Entire document must be handwritten by the testator him/herself. – Must…

Indecent Exposure Law in Korea

In Korea, a professional baseball player is currently awaiting indictment for a crime he committed last month. He was caught masturbating in his car while watching a…

Recent Divorce Cases 3

In Korea, there are essentially four (main) issues regarding divorce: 1) Can I unilaterally file for divorce? 2) How is “marital property” to be divided? 3) Can…

MOFA’s Travel Prohibition System

Right now, Koreans are prohibited from traveling to the following countries: Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria, and parts of the Philippines. This is because of the…

What is 폭행?

Pokhaeng is a crime akin to battery in American law. (Battery is the use of force against another, resulting in harmful or offensive contact.) I say “akin” because…