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Education

Jipyong's Education Team has dealt with a wide range of legal disputes arising between educational authorities (Ministry of Education, Municipal and provincial Office of Education) and competent authorities, educational foundation and the boards, school staff and students. Our attorneys have achieved an outstanding track record in all dispute proceedings, including teacher complaints, administrative trials and administrative proceedings, constitutional lawsuits, and civil litigations while continuously consulting the Ministry of Education and educational foundation on the interpretation of education laws and regulations, and the operation of the school. Jipyong has also taken the lead in legislative and policy research services on education laws and policies.

Jipyong's Education Team is led by managing partner Kong Hyun LEE, who served as a constitutional judge, Jeong Soo PARK, who served as the judge of the Seoul Administrative Court, and Seongcheol PARK, who serves as an advisor to the Ministry of Education, and an administrative judge of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. Our attorneys have successfully advised the Ministry of Education, municipal and provincial Offices of Education, the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, a major educational foundation, and their teachers on cases related to textbooks, curriculum, SAT, disciplinary action on teachers, and reappointment. We have also provided legal advice on the abolition of school supporting association, reform of university structure, reduction of enrollment quota, dismissal of the president, and handling of expense accounting. Jipyong conducted research services on drafting the revised Early Childhood Education Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act commissioned by the Ministry of Education.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Dismissal, disciplinary action, and reappointment of staff of educational foundations
    • Personnel management and wage system, school rules, employment rules, labor management, etc. of educational foundations
    • Corrective orders, sanctions, and disputes against educational foundations by education authorities (Ministry of Education, municipal and provincial Offices of Education)
    • Disputes between the educational foundations and the board of directors, injunctive disposition on a civil case, criminal action, etc.
    • All issues derived from university restructuring
    • Response regarding curriculum and textbook system of elementary and secondary school
    • Disputes regarding school violence and sexual harassment
    • Criminal cases such as embezzlement of research funds during industry-academic cooperation
    • Legislation and policy research on education laws
    • Constitutional lawsuits related to education laws and the exercise of public authority by education authorities

Experiences Close

    • Represented Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation and successfully obtained the ruling for the return of verification service fees
    • Represented autonomous private high school (educational foundation) in a constitutional lawsuit regarding unconstitutional provisions on admission requirements for new students
    • Successful unconstitutional judgment involving an addendum in the Court Organization Act on behalf of 42nd graduates of Judicial Research and Training Institute
    • Represented Yonsei University in filing constitutional complaint for governmental audit of a private university
    • Represented Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education, etc. in a case where the textbook publishers sought the revocation of administrative order for price adjustment
    • Represented Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation and successfully obtained the ruling for the return of verification service fees
    • Represented Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in a lawsuit claiming return of school operation subsidies, and verification service fees
    • Represented Ministry of Education and educational foundation in various cases including a claim for informational disclosures
    • Won the case rejecting extension of employment contract with the fixed term employee on behalf of the National Institute of Korean History
    • Represented the Ministry of Education and the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education on a case seeking prohibition of English emersion education at the private primary school and won the case
    • Represented Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation in a case seeking correction of error in SAT
    • Won the case of refusing teachers’ reappointment and disciplinary dismissal on behalf of Seoul National University and Ewha Women’s University
    • Won a case of refusing to renew a multicultural language lecturer contract on behalf of Gyeonggi-do Office of Education
    • Won the case against the Korea Scholarship Foundation Scholarship on behalf of the Ministry of Education
    • Represented Ministry of Education in case seeking revocation of disposition of appointment of the president of the university and won the case
    • Represented staff of Choongbuk National University in case claiming research expenses
    • Represented staff of Dongju University in case seeking change in unfavorable provisions of the employment rules on annual salary
    • Conducted research service for integrating inter-Korean education legislation (MOLEG)
    • Conducted research service for the revision of laws and regulations related to primary and secondary education according to the change of administrative environment (Ministry of Education)
    • Advised on legal issues resulting from the abolition of school supporting organization (Ministry of Education, National University)