Korean Law Demystified!

Recent Defamation Cases 2

[Example Situation] Samuel and Sally have been dating for some time (here in Korea). But right now, Samuel wants to break up with Sally because he…

Recent Defamation Cases 1

[Example Situation] In 2012, Mr. Kim (40s, Seoulite) undergoes surgery at a plastic surgery clinic to get rid of his double eyelids. The procedure involves making…

Types of Parking Violations (in Korea)

Above is what a (motor vehicle) parking ticket/citation looks like in Korea. Interestingly, Korean parking tickets kindly outline the 12 possible stop/parking violations subject to an administrative fine…

Divorce Law in Korea

[Example Situation] Mr. and Mrs. Yoon have been married for over 10 years. They have a daughter in elementary school. One fateful day, Mrs. Yoon stumbles…

[STORY] Seo Ji-won

Seo Ji-won was a beloved Korean singer (male/solo artist) from the mid 90s. Seo’s first album came out in October 1994. Above was his debut song “Another…

Crimes of Larceny under Korean Law

“Larceny” is a ten-dollar word. It means “theft.” Let me talk briefly about “Crimes of Larceny” (절도의 죄) under Korean law. In 2012, there were 293,074 reported cases of…

Criminal Records under Korean Law

Sample Criminal Record Above is what a Korean “criminal record” (범죄경력자료) looks like (when requested by the police). Do not worry; it is a made-up record of a fictitious…

Bicycle Law in Korea

I recently read in the news that a total of 126 people died (2009-2012) as a result of bicycle-related traffic accidents just in Seoul, Korea. There were almost…

Prenups under Korean Law

True or false? “There is such thing as a ‘prenuptial agreement’ under Korean law.” The statement is true. But, the question itself is a trick question (sorry). Let me tell…

Personality Rights under Korean Law

In Korea, it is generally understood that Articles 10 and 17 of the Korean Constitution (대한민국헌법) guarantee an individual’s so-called personality rights (초상권). Article 10 deals with “the…

Korean Law on Murder

Earlier this month, a man was found stabbed to death at a noraebang near Konkuk University (Subway) Station, an area regarded as one of Seoul’s top nightlife destinations. All this instantly became…

Korean Law on Rape

In Korea, criminal law can be tricky and confusing because several different laws come into play simultaneously. Korea’s rape laws are a good example. There are basically three types of rape crimes.…

Drunk Driving in Korea

Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05% or higher constitutes drunk driving in Korea. It takes around three shots of soju for an adult to attain a BAC of…

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