Starting from 2017, students from College of Law will meet a reorganized curriculum. Yet, a majority of students and professors are opposing to the reorganization as they pointed out some flaws of the process and the new curriculum itself.
The curriculum reorganization of the College of Law has been an issue since the beginning of this year. More than 20 out of 23 professors and the student council demonstrated their objections and asked for discussions. However, the specific information of the new curriculum was closed to the students until late October. Also, a discussion meeting between the associated professors and Han Hee-won, the president of the College of Law, was held only once in April.
Bae Woo-jin, the chairperson of the student council of the College of Law, stated that the student council first heard about the news at the end of May. On October 5th, they tried to hold the first students’ meeting but failed since the number of participants was only 76, which was far out of reach from the margin number 193. Then, on October 10th, the student council had a meeting with President Han Hee-won, which, in the end, laid an ongoing disagreement. To gather students’ opinions, the student council planned to hold the second students’ meeting on November 16th. Unfortunately, the second attempt was not successful as only 67 students took part in the meeting. Chairperson Bae said, “The student council is not totally against the reorganization of the curriculum. We also think that courses should be reformed in order to become competitive with other law schools.” He further noted, “However, if the new curriculum does not gain consent from the ones who will actually be educated and teach, who could guarantee that it will provide a good quality of education?” Jeong Yun-ji (Sophomore, Law) said, “The theory of law which we are currently learning is not practical, however, an in-depth knowledge of theory is important for students majoring in law.”
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