Marie Seong-Hak Kim


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Professor Kim specializes in legal history. Originally trained as a sixteenth-century French historian, she is the author of the book Michel de L’Hôpital: the Vision of a Reformist Chancellor during the French Religious Wars (1997).  Of late her research has focused on comparative history of Korean, Japanese, and French law.  Her latest book, Law and Custom in Korea: Comparative Legal History, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

She is the recipient of the National Endowment of Humanities Fellowship, the Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant (Korea), the Academy of Korean Studies Research Fellowship, and the Japan Foundation Research Fellowship. She was a fellow at the Collegium de Lyon, Institut d'études avancées, in France (2011-2012). In 2013-2014, she was a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Wassenaar.

As a native of Korea, she graduated from Ewha University in Seoul.  She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota and J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.  She is a member of the Minnesota Bar since 1995.  She is an Associate Researcher at the Institut d'Asie Orientale (France), and serves on the International Editorial Board of Comparative Legal History, published by the European Society for Comparative Legal History.  

Lecture, "Confucianism that Confounds: Constitutional Jurisprudence on Filial Piety in Korea,"
at the Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies, University of Vienna, May 7, 2014. (Photo by Josef Yu)

Professor Marie S. Kim, Ph.D., J.D.
Office: Stewart Hall 282
Phone: 320-308-4100
            320-308-3165 (History Department)

      Revised by MSHK on 02/14/2015.