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Korean Attorney

Chang Wook MIN

Chang Wook Min is a partner at JIPYONG Public Policy Team and ESG center who primarily focuses on various matters related to social policy. Mr. Min handles various cases related to labor, occupational safety, administration, and education and regularly advises clients on corporate sustainability, ESG, compliance and human rights management.

Mr. Min is passionate about Legislation and Government Relations, and has provided advice to various government agencies ranging from the Ministry of Employment and Labor, Ministry of Unification, and Ministry of Education.  Mr. Min participated in publishing 13 legislation/policy research papers for the government and public institutions. His works involve, among other things, converting irregular workers (i.e. non-standard workers) to regular positions, and analyzing regulatory issues in North Korean Specialized Economic Zones (SEZs) such as Kaesong Industrial Complex.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Min is a co-author of the book Labor Laws of the Republic of Korea and 2018 Human Rights Report (Labor Rights Section) published by Korean Bar Association. Mr. Min wrote several academic articles with regards to ordinary wage, occupational safety, public education, and North Korean legislation. He served as a Commissioner of Human Rights Committee in Seoul Bar Association, having keen interest in the future of work in the digital economy and Business and Human Rights.

Mr. Min recently earned a Master’s degree in Public Affairs with the Bardach Prize for Outstanding Capstone at UC Berkeley. He received a J.D. from the Seoul National University in 2012 and his B.A. from Korea University in 2009. He is admitted to the Korean Bar.

Education Close

  • 2020-PresentSeoul National University School of Law (Ph.D., Constitution)
  • 2020U.C. Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
  • 2012Seoul National University School of Law (J.D.)
  • 2008Korea University (B.A. in Philosophy)

Experience Close

  • 2012-PresentPartner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2016-PresentMember, Korean Constitutional Law Association
  • 2013-PresentMember, The Seoul National University Society of Labor Law
  • 2021Completion of the Sustainable Capitalism & ESG, Berkeley Law Executive Education
  • 2015Commissioner of Human Rights Committee, Seoul Bar Association
  • 2014Completion of the Legislation/Administration Academy, Korean Bar Association
  • 2013Completion of the South-North Economic Cooperation Legal Academy, CANEC

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

[Academic Articles]

  • 2021Statutory Restrictions on Digital Platform Businesses – Lessons from Uber in the U.S., Justice No. 183, Korean Society of Law
  • 2020Rising Income Inequality and the Future of Work in Digital Platforms: Uber and California Assembly Bill 5, Berkeley Public Policy Journal
  • 2020Labor Market Inequality in Korea: Duality and Earnings Dispersion, MPA 2020 Capstone Analytic Project, U.C. Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
  • 2016Chang Wook Min, Liabilities of the Business Owner and an Individual with respect to Industrial Accidents – Relationship between Violation of Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Crime of Death and Injury by Occupational Negligence, Labor Law Review, Vol. 41 (Seoul National University Society of Labor Law)
  • 2016Sung Taek Lim & Chang Wook Min, Analysis of North Korea territory legislation and direction of territory legislation integration of the two Koreas, Unification & Law, Vol. 27 (Ministry of Justice)
  • 2015Chang Wook Min, The State’s Authority to Regulate Public Education – Legal Issues Related to English Immersion Education by Private Elementary Schools, The Justice, Vol. 147 (Korean Legal Center)
  • 2013Chang Wook Min, A Study on the Basic Principle and Conceptional Elements of Ordinary Wage – Based upon the Rulings by the Supreme Court and Lower Courts in 2013, The Justice, Vol. 138-189 (Korean Legal Center)
  • 2013Sung Taek Lim & Chang Wook Min, Plan for Improvement of Legal Systems for Humanitarian Assistance to North Korea, Constitutional Law and Unification Law, Vol. 3 (Seoul National University Constitution and Unification Law Center)


[Other Publications]

  • 2021Shareholder Activism and Stewardship Code (Co-author), Pakyoungsa
  • 2021Platform Competition Law (Pakyoungsa)
  • 2015Ji Hyung Kim et al, Labor Laws of the Republic of Korea (Hollym)
  • 2010Comments on Practical Training at National Human Rights Commission of Korea, Public Interests and Human Rights Vol. 8, SNU Center for Public Interests and Human Rights Law
  • 2007Translator of Walt Harris, Billiard Atlas 1 - 4 (Ilsin Press)


[Research Papers on Law & Policy]

  • 2020Seoul City, Human Rights Impact Assessment on Local Policies and Guidelines
  • 2018Ministry of Unification, Study on Solutions for Debt Disputes following Kaesong Industrial Complex Shut Down
  • 2018Korean Bar Association, 2018 Human Rights Report - Labor Rights section
  • 2018Korea Electric Power Corporation, Study on Plan for Conversion to Decent Jobs
  • 2018Korean Red Cross, Study on Amendment to Organization of the Republic of Korea National Red Cross Act
  • 2018Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Personnel System for Indefinite Contract Workers – Study on Plans for Conversion of Irregular Workers to Regular Positions
  • 2017Ministry of Unification, Study on Standard Laws/Regulations for SEZs in South & North Korea
  • 2016Ministry of Government Legislation, Study on Integration Plan for Administrative Laws in South & North Korea
  • 2016Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Study on Legal Issues in the Amendments to Global Poverty Eradication Fund Act
  • 2015Ministry of Government Legislation, Study on Integration Plan for Education Laws in South & North Korea
  • 2014Ministry of Government Legislation, Study on Integration Plan for Land Laws in South & North Korea
  • 2013Ministry of Unification, Study on Improvement Plan for Kaesong Industrial District Support Act
  • 2013Ministry of Unification, Study on Improvement of Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act/Cooperation Fund Act for Creation of Communities
  • 2012Ministry of Education, Policy Research on Draft Amendments to Kindergarten/Elementary/Secondary School Laws/Regulations following Changes in Administrative Environment
  • 2012Ministry of Unification, Study on Improvement of Relief System for Administrative Sanctions in Kaesong Industrial District


[Opinion Columns and Editorials]

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2012Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English