Chaihark Hahm

Professor of Law; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

CHAIHARK HAHM is Professor of Law at Yonsei University School of Law. His research has revolved around the nexus of constitutional interpretation, democratic political theory, Confucian philosophy, comparative law, and legal history. His works in English have appeared in Journal of Democracy, American Journal of Comparative Law, and I•CON: International Journal of Constitutional Law, among others. He recently co-authored Making We the People: Democratic Constitutional Founding in Postwar Japan and Korea (Cambridge, 2015), which was a historically informed theoretical meditation on the relationship between popular sovereignty and constitutional founding. Previously, he has held fellowships at the National Endowment for Democracy and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study/the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law. He holds law degrees from Seoul National University, Yale, Columbia, and Harvard, and a degree in theology from Yale.