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Seoul National University professor nominated as Supreme Court justice

All News 18:06 July 21, 2016

SEOUL, July 21 (Yonhap) -- A Seoul National University (SNU) professor was nominated to become a Supreme Court justice, the country's top court said Thursday.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae has picked Kim Jae-hyung at the university's law school as the candidate to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Lee In-bok.

Kim, 51, became a judge in Seoul in 1992 and has been studying and lecturing at the university as a professor since 1995, according to the Supreme Court.

The nomination is pending approval by President Park Geun-hye, followed by a confirmation hearing at the National Assembly.

The top court said Kim has covered a wide range of issues and is an authority in the field of civil law, who also holds practical experience.

Yang made his decision based on Kim's experience and expertise, as well as his work ethic and character, the court added.


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