Thursday, November 21, 2013
For the past several days, I’ve been in Korea at the invitation of Prof. Je Cheol Ung, who is Professor of Law at Hanyang University in Seoul. I’ve had the opportunity to speak with Korean experts about Korean’s new guardianship law, teach first year law students a bit about elder law, and participate in an important conference sponsored by the Korea Association on Comparative Private Law on the implementation of the new law. My hosts have been wonderful, and I’ve been deeply impressed by the commitment of academics, lawyers, judges, and advocates working for the rights of those in Korean society who have disabilities. Seoul is a fabulous city–to be honest, I had no idea I would like it so much. It has been a great trip, and I hope I will have the opportunity to visit again soon.
Today, I meet Prof. Ko Se-Il, from Pai Chai University in Daejeon, who is attending the conference. I was thrilled to learn that he is a regular reader of the Elder Law Prof Blog! I was very happy to know that the reach of the Blog extends to our colleagues on the other side of the world. Prof. Ko, thanks for passing along that information! We’ll try to keep things interesting for you and your colleages.
I hope to post more about the conference later this week.