Youngsan Foundation of Legal Culture was established on March 11, 2002 by the contribution of late Yong Sook Park, former Chairman of Sungshim School Foundation (KRW 3 billion).
2. Main Businesses
Presentation of Youngsan Foundation of Legal Culture Award each year and research, study, discussion, presentation, publishing, etc. regarding domestic and foreign jurisprudence.
3. Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
(Former) Chief Secretary to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Korea, Vice President of Korean Bar Association
(Current) Attorney of Yoon & Yang, Chair-professor of Youngsan University School of Law
(Former) Minister of Education, Principal of Korean Minjeok Leadership
(Current) Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sookmyung School Foundation, Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University
(Former) President of Ehwa Womans University, Chairman of the Presidential
Council of National Branding
(Current) President of the Academy of Korean Studies
Dae Hyeon Cho
(Former) Justice of the Constitutional Court of Korea
(Current) Attorney of Yoon & Yang
Il Hoan Park
(Former) Justice of the Supreme Court of Korea, Director of Court
(Current) Attorney of Barun Law
(Former) Judge of Seoul District Court, Secretary General of Youngsan Legal
(Current) Attorney of Yoon & Yang
(Current) Professor of Korea University School of Law
Contributor, late Yong Sook Park – formwe Chairman of Sungshim School Foundation
4. Panel of the 10th Year Youngsan Legal Culture Award
Chairman, Nung Hwan Kim – (Current) Attorney of Yulchon
Member, Joong Ho Sunwoo – (Former) President of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Member, Jung Il Cha – (Former) Special Prosecutor
Member, Myong-Sue Chang – (Current) Chairman of the Board of Ehwa Haktang
Member, Moon Hyuk Ho – (Former) Professor of Seoul National University Law School
Member, Nam-Geun Kim – (Current) Attorney of Yoon & Yang
Background behind the Establishment of Youngsan Legal Culture Award
Youngsan Legal Culture Foundation was founded in March 2004 through the efforts of late Yong Sook Park, the former Chairperson of Yonsan University, to discover and recognize legal professionals who made significant contributions to the further achievement of rule of law in Korea, and to contribute to the development of legal jurisprudence and culture by supporting various scholastic activities.
Yongsan Legal Culture Foundation has been leading the effort to help Korea become a society that is governed by prudent and balanced legal system, and not just by mechanical implementation of law. Such efforts have involved giving out legal culture awards, carrying out research and making presentations on both domestic and foreign legal jurisprudence, and publishing various kinds of legal literature.
In line with its efforts and mission, Youngsan Legal Culture Foundation has established Youngsan Legal Culture Award to further support settlement of rule of law in Korea by recognizing those legal professionals who have made significant contribution in the achievement of the rule of law in Korea and in the development of Korea as a whole.
1. Selection of Award Candidate.
Award Nomination Committee will select the candidate who will receive the award among individuals, corporations and other organizations that have contributed to the settlement of rule of law in Korea and to the development of legal culture.
2. Selection Process.
Award Nomination Committee, comprised of members from the legal profession, media and academia, prepares detailed selection standard and select a candidate. Once the candidate has been selected, the candidate will be placed before the Board of Directors for approval.
Recipients of Youngsan Legal Culture Award
1st year Award (2005)
■ Recipient: Moo-Jeh Cho
(Former) Justice of the Supreme Court of Korea
(Current) Chair-professor of Dong-A University College of Law
2nd year award (2006)
■ Recipient: Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations
3rd year award (2007)
■ Recipient: Byong Ho Park
(Current) Professor emeritus of Seoul National University
4th year award (2008)
■ Recipient: Hoo-Jeong Yoon
(Former) Chairman of Ehwa Haktang
5th year award (2009)
■ Recipient: Sang-Hyun Song
(Current) President of the International Chamber of Commerce
6th year award (2010)
■ Recipient: Civil Procedure Practices Research Center
7th year award (2011)
■ Recipient: O-Gon Kwon
(Current) Vice President of International Criminal Tribunal for the former
■ Recipient: The Korean Association of Civil Law
■ Recipient: Sung Woo Hong