Hyejin Park, 2012, Republic of Korea

Interim LLM Program Director, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy - Medford, MA 

How has your Fletcher experience impacted your professional trajectory? My Fletcher experience was wonderful enough to make me want to do something for the LLM Program before I moved on. It's been a true privilege to be exposed to the perspectives on both sides of the equation - first as a student, then as a staff member of the Program from which I've benefitted so much. Whether you call it an extended internship or a post-completion training, I am hopeful that the comprehensive ability that I've gained to look at things not only from the demand side, but also from the supply side, would eventually make me a better candidate for a future job that might require a real understanding of the multi-faceted dynamics involving many distinct groups of stakeholders.

What was the most surprising thing you learned at Fletcher? One of the most surprising things I learned at Fletcher was how there were so many non-lawyers with a genuine interest in the study of law. Engaging in legal conversations with those from different professions -- diplomats, government officials, political leaders, businesspeople, activists, and academics -- has only reinforced my understanding of the law as an integral part of a larger context. I have yet to think of a better place than Fletcher to get yourself immersed in such an interactive dialogue across different fields of study, not just occasionally, but as a fact of your daily life.

Favorite Newspaper:

The New York Times

Favorite Book:

The Great Gatsby

Favorite Movie:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Favorite Food:

A good cup of coffee

Global Problem That Brought You to Fletcher:

What happens, legally and politically, in trade negotiations between developing and industrialized countries

Fields of Study

  • International Business and Economic Law
  • International Political Economy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher International Law And... (FILA)

Education before Fletcher

  • JD, Law, Northeastern University School of Law
  • MA, Interpretation & Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • BA, English Literature, Ewha Womans University

Experience before Fletcher

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Judicial Intern - Boston, MA
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Judicial Intern - Boston, MA
  • U.S. Department of State: Embassy Seoul, Political Assistant - Seoul, South Korea

Languages

  • Korean
  • English