Sungjoon Cho

Cho_Sungjoon_portraitProfessor Sungjoon Cho joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 2003 and teaches courses in international law, international trade law, international business transactions, and comparative law. He earned his LL.B. from Seoul National University in 1989. From 1994 to 1996, before coming to the United States, Professor Cho represented the government of the Republic of Korea in negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In 2002, he received his S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) degree from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the bar of the state of New York. He also holds a license to practice law in Korea. Professor Cho served as a Co-Chair of the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law from 2011 to 2013. He has recently been appointed member of arbitration panel roster under Chapter 14 (Dispute Settlement) of the Korea–European Union Free Trade Agreement. Professor Cho is also advising the government of the Republic of Korea under various capacities. He was appointed a Visiting Professor of Law in many institutions, including Northwestern University School of Law, Fordham University School of Law, and Seoul National University School of Law. He has published numerous articles and op-ed pieces related to international trade and domestic politics, including those published at Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. His works and comments have been cited by many institutions, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Law Library of Congress, and Voice of America. Professor Cho’s works have been selected for the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum twice (2007 and 2008). His new book, “The Social Foundations of World Trade: Norms, Community, and Constitution,” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.