Written by Zhang Zhong; Photographed by Zhang Zhaoyong
On the afternoon of December 1st,2017, Professor Jung Yong-Hwan from the School and Special School of Law in theKorea University was invited to give us an academic lecture titled "TheCurrent Situation and Future Prospects of Korean Electronic Litigation" atthe Legal English Laboratory Center in the Second Teaching Building. Thelecture was presided over by Professor Chen Canping, dean of the School of Law.Professor Zhang Qin, director of Dispute Resolution Research Center, ProfessorLi Jingyi as well as some graduate students and undergraduates participated inthe lecture. Dr. Fang Liyan served as the interpreter.
During the lecture, Professor Jungintroduced us the concept of electronic litigation and the development ofKorean electronic litigation. He also introduced the development of electroniclitigation in the United States, Singapore, Germany and Japan. Professor Jungargued and demonstrated his view with detailed figures and examples. He figuredout the percentages of using electronic legislation as well as the appeal rate inpatent litigation, civil litigation, criminal litigation, administrativelitigation, family litigation and electronic litigation in Korean Court forfive years. These data showed us the significance of electronic litigation inimproving litigation efficiency and justice.
At the end of the lecture, Professor Junghad a heated discussion with teachers and students. All the participants saidthat they benefited greatly from not only learning the knowledge about Koreanelectronic litigation but also getting to know about the work in Korean Court.
Professor Jung Yong-Hwan holds abachelor's degree and a master's degree in law of the Korea University. He hadsuccessively served as the judge in the Military Court, Seoul High Court andKorean Grand Court. Since 2000, he has served as a professor in the School andSpecial School of Law in Korea University. Professor Jung is the main compilerof the textbooks of Korean civil procedure law and has fruitful achievements inthe area of civil procedural law.