Dr. Sophia Jungwon Hur
SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Sophia Jungwon Hur successfully completed her SJD degree at American University Washington College of Law in May of 2014. Her dissertation was titled, “Reforming the Regulatory Regime for Credit Rating Agencies in Korea: Analysis and Proposal based on Recent U.S. Experience.” Dr. Hur’s fields of research include: United States Securities Law, United States and Korean Corporate Law, and Economic Law. Her research interests lie in constitutional law, legal history, and politics. Dr. Hur earned her teacher's license in Seoul, Korea. Before coming to the U.S., she served as a high school teacher of social studies, politics and laws. Dr. Hur is fluent in Korean and English.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2014
LL.M., Indiana University School of Law, 2009
Ph.D. Candidate, Inha University, Korea, 2007
LL.M., Inha University, Korea, 2004
LL.B., Inha University, Korea, 2002


A Study on Current Liability Regulations of Korean Credit Rating Agencies through Comparison with U.S. Regulations, Inha L. J. Vol.13, No.1, April 2010.

A Study on Securities Class Action (LL.M. dissertation, Inha University Graduate School) (on file with author), February 2002.

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