Professor of Law
Sungjoon Cho joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2003. His scholarly research and teaching interests include international economic law, international relations, and comparative law. In his pre-academic career, Professor Cho represented the government of the Republic of Korea in negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
He has recently been appointed member of arbitration panel roster under Chapter 14 (Dispute Settlement) of the Korea-European Union Free Trade Agreement. Professor Cho also serves as a consultant to the South Korean government's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy and the Financial Services Commission. He has taught at Northwestern Law School, Fordham Law School, Seoul National University School of Law (Korea), and Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).
Professor Cho's recent publications include: The Social Foundations of World Trade: Norms, Community, and Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2015); Double Remedies in Double Courts, 26 Eur. J. Int'l L. 519 (2015) (with Thomas H. Lee); How the World Trade Community Operates: Norms and Discourse, 13 World Trade Rev. 685 (2014); Injunctive and Reverse Settlements in Competition-Blocking Litigation, 36 Eur. J. L. & Econ. 243 (2013) (with Keith N. Hylton). His writings also appear frequently in the international news media, including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Professor Cho's works have been selected for the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum twice (in 2007 and 2008). He received his LL.B. and M.P.A. from Seoul National University. He holds an S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) from Harvard Law School, where he was a Clark Byse Fellow. He is a member of the bar of the state of New York. He also holds a license to practice law in Korea.
How the World Trade Community Operates: Norms and Discourse, 13 World Trade Rev. 685 (2014).
International Economic Cooperation as a Social Phenomenon: A Reply to Posner & Sykes, 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 30 (2014).
Injunctive and Reverse Settlements in Competition-Blocking Litigation, 36 Eur. J. L. & Econ. 243 (2013) (with Keith N. Hylton).
Are World Trading Rules Passé?, 53 Va. J. Int'l L. 623 (2013) (with Claire R. Kelly).
Promises and Perils of New Global Governance: A Case of the G20, 12 Chi. J. Int'l L. 491 (2012) (with Claire R. Kelly).
Beyond Rationality: Toward a Sociological Construction of the World Trade Organization, 52 Va. J. Int'l L. 321 (2012). (See Opinion Juris Blog Discussion)
From Control to Communication: Science, Philosophy and World Trade Law, 44 Cornell Int'l L. J. 249 (2011).
The Economics of Injunctive and Reverse Settlements, 12 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 181 (2010) (with Keith N. Hylton).
Global Constitutional Lawmaking, 31 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 621 (2010).
Of the World Trade Court's Burden, 20 Eur. J. Int'l L. 675 (2009).
Anticompetitive Trade Remedies: How Antidumping Measures Obstruct Market Competition, 87 N. C. L. Rev. 357 (2009).