KIM Heejin

Post-Doctoral Fellow

J.S.D. (Yale), LL.M. (Yale), Master of Law (Sookmyung Womenís University), LL.B. (Sookmyung Womenís University, Summa cum laude)

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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Public international law
International courts and tribunals
Human rights in international economic law
International criminal justice
Laws of international organization

Subjects Taught


Brief Biodata

Heejin Kim specializes in public international law. She obtained her LL.M and J.S.D from Yale Law School where she was an editor of Yale Journal of International Law and participated in multiple student-led initiatives. Heejin received Korean Government Scholarship for Overseas Doctoral Studies from the National Institute for International Education, as well as Lillian Goldman Scholarship and Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowship awarded by Yale Law School. She also conducted research at the Georgetown University Law Center as a Visiting researcher and IIEL (Institute of International Economic Law) Fellow. For her first law degree, she studied at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, Korea.

Before joining NUS Faculty of Law in August 2015, Heejin worked at the various institutions including Office of the Presidency at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Constitutional Court of Korea, and the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. She was also involved with the Yale Law School's Khmer Rouge Trial Project, co-authoring bench briefs for the Chamber at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Chambers of Cambodia (ECCC). Her first book, "Regime Accommodation in International Law: Human Rights in International Economic Law and Policy" (Brill/Nijhoff) is forthcoming in September 2016.

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