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In 1905, Yong-Ick Lee (李容翊) founded two-year Bosung College based on the idea of saving the nation through education. Bosung College was initially comprised of two departments: Specialized Study on Law and Specialized Study on Economy. This was the first establishment of higher education for Law major. Inchon (仁村) Sung-Soo KIM (金性洙), who had dreamed of a “university established by the people” took over the management of the College in 1932. After the liberation from Japanese occupation in 1945, the College changed its name to ‘Korea University’ on October 15, 1946. After the implementation of the law school system, Korea University School of Law was established in March 2009.
The main graduate school programs offered in the field of law at Korea University are: