Community Legal Aid Clinic


Community Legal Aid Clinic is to educate students and contribute to the local community through real cases received from legal counselling at SNU Public Interest & Legal Clinic Center or community legal aid procedures. Students will counsel clients and prepare legal documents like real lawyers under the guidance of professors and clinical instructors. At this clinic, students will have the opportunity to learn practical skills of lawyers like writing skills and methods of legal counselling, and also have the chance to feel proud by participating in serving SNU and the local community.

Academic Advisor

Prof. Nam Hee Kim / Prof. Ra Mi Seo

Prof. Nam Hee Kim
Professor Kim received her LL.B. from Seoul National University, passed the Korean Bar in 2000, and finished courses at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of Korean Supreme Court in 2003. She worked as a lawyer for the law firm Bae, Kim & Lee from 2003 to 2011. In 2011, she left her corporate practice and started working as the director of Social Welfare and Fiscal Reform team of the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, where she worked to promote the public interest by protecting the social rights of vulnerable children, the elderly, and socio-economically disadvantaged communities. Prof. Kim joined SNU’s Clinical Faculty in 2020, where she supervises the Community Legal Aid Clinic, and also serves as a career counselor.

Prof. Ra Mi Seo
Professor So received her LL. B. from Korea University, passed the Korean Bar in 2001, and finished courses at the Judicial Research & Training Institute of Korean Supreme Court in 2004. She is a founding member of the GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation—the first dedicated public interest attorneys’ organization. She began her career in 2004, and has led numerous activities in defense of Women’s and Children’s Rights. She has defended countless victims of sexual violence and human trafficking, including who were trafficked across borders for purposes of marriage. She has worked to promote the rights of children adopted overseas, migrant children, and the universal implementation of a birth registration system in South Korea. She started at the SNUPLC in 2019, and has given numerous lectures in the field of Human Rights, public interest lawyering, and how to develop one’s career as a public interest lawyer.


08826 Seoul National University, Gwanak-ro 1, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
02-880-6864 /

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