Dr. Yoon Jin Shin

Photo Yoon Jin Shin


+49 30 25491 542
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D-10785 Berlin
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Former Staff Member of the Research Professorship


Since Sep. 2017 Assistant Professor, Seoul National University School of Law

Since Jun. 2016 Senior Researcher, Center for Global Constitutionalism Managing Editor, Global Constitutionalism (Cambridge Journal)

Sep. 2015 – May 2016 Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow, New York University School of Law

May 2015 J.S.D., Yale Law School (Dissertation Title: Transnational Human Rights Lawmaking of Human Trafficking)

May 2011 LL.M., Yale Law School

Mar. – Jun. 2010 Fellow Attorney, Human Rights Law Foundation Gong-Gam, South Korea

Feb. 2007 – Feb. 2010 Judge, Daegu District Court, South Korea

Mar. 2005 – Jan. 2007 Judicial Research & Training Institution, South Korea

Mar. 2004 – Feb. 2007 Completion of coursework in the Master of Laws program, Seoul National University

Feb. 2004 Bachelor of Laws, summa cum laude, Seoul National University

Awards Ambrose Gherini Prize, Yale Law School (2015) Awarded for the best paper in the field of international law, either public or private

Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) Scholarship (Sep. 2010 – May 2015) Awarded full five-year scholarship for graduate study abroad

Human Rights Thesis Award, National Human Rights Commission, South Korea (2002) Awarded for a thesis: “Disabilities, Diseases and Employment Discrimination”

Bar Admissions New York State Bar (exam 2012, registered 2014) Korean Bar Association (since 2010)


Selected Publications

'Contextualized Cosmopolitanism:Human Rights Practice in South Korea', WZB Discussion Paper (April 2017), https://bibliothek.wzb.eu/pdf/2017/iv17-801.pdf

Shin, Yoon Jin; Kumm, Mattias: Impeaching Remnants of the Authoritarian Past: A Constitutional Moment in South Korea, VerfBlog, 2017/3/14, http://verfassungsblog.de/impeaching-remnants-of-the-authoritarian-past…

A Transnational Human Rights Approach to Human Trafficking: Empowering the Powerless, Brill | Nijhoff (Forthcoming, 2017)

‘Human Trafficking and Labor Migration: The Dichotomous Law and Complex Realities of Filipina Entertainers in South Korea and Suggestions for Integrated and Contextualized Legal Responses’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 48, No. 3 (2015)

‘A Mechanism of Statutory Consensual Sex: A Critique on the Utmost Violence Requirement in Rape Crimes’,Public Interest and Human Rights,Vol. 2, No. 1 (Seoul National University Center for Public Interest and Human Rights Law, 2005)

‘Employment of Public Servants: Unconstitutionality of Presidential Decree No. 16033 in Violation of the Equal Treatment Clause of the Constitution’(coauthored with Seokmin Lee),Seoul National University Law Review, Vol. 9 (Seoul National University School of Law, 2002)

Working paper:
“Cosmopolitanizing Rights Practice: The Case of South Korea”