Foundations of Korean Law and Society

This micro-credential provides an overview of the Korean legal systems. It outlines the history and development of the Korean legal systems, and key issues in South Korean criminal and civil procedure law, and provides a brief overview of the North Korean legal system. Upon completion, students will be able to assess how Korean legal principles are applied in the Korean context.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • 2 PD Points, convertible to academic credit
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode

Start date

Monday 10 May  – Sunday 6 June, 2021

Applications close

Monday 3 May, 2021 
4 weeks
Lecture: 4 x 15 minutes/week (asynchronous)
Seminar: 2 x 60 minutes
Personal Study: 11 hours/week
Academic Lead
Caleb Kelso-Marsh
$550 inc. GST
Critical information summary
KOREM202 - Critical Information Summary (PDF, 115KB)

What you'll learn

To develop an understanding of the development and key features of the current Korean legal system.

To assess how Korean legal principles may apply to Korean society.

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How Korean law can be applied to various legal problem-solving scenarios.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • To gain a comprehension of the laws and policies of one of Australia's major trading partners.
  • To develop an understanding of the development of the Korean legal system.
  • To learn how laws and policies are applied in the Korean context.

How does it work?

70% synchronous workshops and 30% reflection paper 

What's next after this course?

Future study
Students can enrol in a further Korean Studies-related micro-credential course such as KOREM101 or KOREM103.
Career outcomes
This unit will benefit professionals engaged in business in or with Korea, as well as students with an interest in the context of Korean Studies.


Applications are open.

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