Tae-Ung Baik (백태웅, 白泰雄)

Associate Professor of Law
Chair, Pacific-Asian Legal Studies








Notre Dame Law School, USA 2009
J.S.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), magna cum laude
[Dissertation: Emerging Regional Human Rights System in Asia -- with a Focus on East Asian States].

Notre Dame Law School, USA 2000
LL.M. (Master of Laws), cum laude
[Thesis: A War Crime against an Ally’s Civilians: The No Gun Ri Massacre]

Seoul National University College of Law, Republic of Korea 1990
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws)

Harvard Law School, USA

Visiting Scholar, 2002-2003

Short Bio

Dr. Tae-Ung Baik joined the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii in 2011. Before coming to Hawaii, he had taught as Assistant Professor and Director of the Korean Legal Studies Program at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia (UBC) for eight years.

Professor Baik teaches international criminal law, human rights in Asia, criminal procedure, and Korean law. Dr. Baik was born in South Korea earning his LL.B. from Seoul National University College of Law. He earned his master (LL.M.) and doctoral (JSD) degrees on international human rights law from Notre Dame Law School in the U.S.

He was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York, and worked for Human Rights Watch in New York as a research intern and consultant. He conducted a research on human rights as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School in 2002. He also served the South Korean Delegation in the 56th United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights as a legal adviser.

His book, “Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia,” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012, which is currently being translated into Korean language by Changbi Publishing Co. in Seoul.


Affiliation & Appointments

  • Chair, Pacific Asian Legal Studies, Univ. Hawaii Law School, USA (9/12-present).

  • Member, Centre for Korean Studies, Univ. of Hawaii, USA (5/12-present).

  • U.S. Attorney-at-law, The One Law Corporation, Seoul, Korea (5/10-present).

  • Member, Choo & Baik LLC., Delaware, USA (9/09-Present).

  • Policy Advisor, Korea Center for United Nations Human Rights Policy, Korea

  • Human Rights Advisor, Korean Amnesty International

  • Member, Lawyers Committee for the Democratic Society

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law, the State of New York, USA (8/2003-present)