1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Seoul, Korea and moved to the U.S. in 2002.
2. Why did you select law librarianship as a career?
This was the job where I can effectively merge and apply all my various experience, education, knowledge, abilities and skills into one. I like teaching, researching, and writing.
3. When did you develop an interest in foreign, comparative, and international law?
My interest in foreign, comparative, and international law started a long time ago when I started the Master’s program in international law at Korea University College of Law in 1999. The more I learned and researched foreign, comparative, and international law, the more I became constructively interested in those. I spent two years to finish the program after passing graduation exams and writing a dissertation on cyberspace law and its international law jurisdiction. And I studied more on American aspects of international and comparative law through the J.D. program at the Florida State University College of Law.
4. Who is your current employer? How long have you worked there?
5. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Yes, I speak Korean, English, French, and a little bit of Spanish and Japanese.
6. What is your most significant professional achievement?
As a minority member of this American Society as a non-native immigrant Asian, I became a highly specialized foreign, comparative, and international law librarian, teaching research and doctrinal classes at a U.S. law school, and further, took many leadership positions in American Association of Law Libraries and American Society of International Law. And recently, I came in the top percent of authors on SSRN by total downloads and new downloads.
7. What is your biggest food weakness?
I eat too fast and much.
8. What song makes you want to get up and sing/dance?
9. What ability or skill do you most wish you had (that you don’t have already)?
I believe that I have a growth mindset, but I wish to continue to have it without being tired even if I don’t see any recognition or result soon.
10. Aside from the basic necessities, what is one thing you can’t go a day without?
Coffee and praying.
11. Anything else you would like to share with us?
My first child, Suemin, was born about three months ago. She is the most precious gift I got in my life.