Korean Law Demystified!

What is 준유사강간?

This crime can be translated as “Quasi Like-Rape.” “Quasi” means the victim was (already) incapacitated/asleep, and the perpetrator took advantage of that. “Like-Rape” refers to forcible…

Recent Divorce Cases 4

[Example Situation] In 1973, Mr. Lee marries Ms. Cho. They have 3 kids together, but the marriage is not a happy one. In 1984, Mr. Lee…

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…