The College of Law of Hanyang University (HYU) held the Third Korea-German-Japan Trilateral Symposium on August 4 and 5, 2008. 15 professors, from Korea, Germany, Japan, and Spain, participated in the symposium and had academic discussion and presentations on matters related to law.
The symposium, held once every two years, has been a joint seminar of Konstaz University of Germany, HYU of Korea and Kansai University of Japan, since 2005. Each University takes turn to host the symposium and this year, it was held at the College of Law III of HYU, in Seoul campus. The seminar was organized by The Legal Research Institute and Research Centre for the International Litigation and Arbitration, HYU. The topic of discussion for this year was "Pending Questions on Legal Problems." On day one, two sessions were held on fundamental legal questions and actual legal problems, and on day two, three sessions were held on criminal law.
"The colleges of law of three universities of Korea, Germany, and Japan are sister universities," said Kim Byung-il, a professor at College of Law in HYU. "The seminar is mostly carried out in German, and may be too difficult to understand and not of great help for undergraduate students. But it holds important value for the college for its contribution to research in Public Economy. Participated by many prominent professors, the symposium has high standing in discussions on legal studies, and encourages academic interchange and building stronger relationship between the professors of the three universities."