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Sang-Hyun Song, Korean, American judge, law educator, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1994, Decoration of Moran, Korean Government, Seoul, Korea, 1997, The Legal Culture award Korean Federal Bar Association, 1998.


Song, Sang-Hyun was born on December 21, 1941 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Son of Youngsoo and Hyunsoo (Kim) Song.


Juris Doctor, Seoul National University, 1963. Master of Laws, Seoul National University, 1965. Master of Laws, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, 1968.

Diploma, University Cambridge, England, 1969. Doctor of Juridical Science, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1970.


Foreign attorney Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, New York City, 1970—1972. Visiting professor law University Melbourne, Australia, 1990, 92, 94, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991, 95, 99, 2003. Distinguished professor law New York University Law School, since 1994.

Dean of law school Seoul National University, 1996-1998, professor law, since 1972. Judge International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, since 2003. President Koreal Intellectual Property Research Society, Inc., Seoul, Korea, 1986-1996, Korean International Trade Law Association, Seoul, Korea, 1991-1994.

Mem arbitrator International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, World Bank, Washington, since 1986. Member arbitration consultative committee, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A Comparative Study on Maritime Cargo Carrier's Liability Under Anglo-American and French laws, 1970, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Korea, 1983, An Introduction to Law and Economics, 1983, Korean Law in the Global Economy, 1996, The Korean Civil Procedure, 2003.


Auditor Korea-United States Educational and Cultural Foundation, since 1991. Pres; Children's Leukemia Foundation, Korea, since 1999. Member, vice president, board directors United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Korea, since 1998.

President Korean Law Professors Association, Seoul, Korea, 1999. Member Korean Federal Bar Association, Seoul-Hangang Rotary Club.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, gardening, hiking.


Married Myungshin Kim Song, November 4, 1971. Children: Jay, Yoo-Jean.

Youngsoo Song

Hyunsoo (Kim) Song

Myungshin Kim Song

Jay Song

Yoo-Jean Song