Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18), Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17) participate on panels at Emory Law Graduate Student Conference, Oct. 12-13, 2017

Photo of Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18) and Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17)

Assel Aljaied (SJD ’18) and Jungsik Kim (SJD ’17) served on student panels at the inaugural Graduate Student Conference Oct. 12-13, 2017, at Emory University School of Law.  The theme of the conference was “Populism & the Rule of Law.”

Aljaied, who authored and submitted the paper, “Populism of the Arab Spring,” participated in a student panel, “Populism, Religion, and Global Politics,” chaired by Emory Law Associate Professor Deborah Dinner.  Kim participated in the panel, “Populism and International Human Rights,” chaired by Emory Law Professor Michael J. Perry.  Kim’s paper is titled, “Government Preference on Human Rights and Its Adverse Impact.”

Outside of Wake Forest School of Law, Aljaied is a Saudi Arabian criminal law lecturer and trainer working for the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).  He earned his bachelor’s in law from King Abdulaziz University and his LL.M. from Wake Forest School of Law in 2013.  Upon completing his SJD, Aljaied will assume an IPA assistant professor position.

Jungsik Kim, who also holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from Sogang University and an LL.M. degree from Indiana University School of Law, is a researcher on human rights issues.  He has worked for UN Global Compact Network Korea as a researcher in human as well as business rights.  His academic career in Wake Forest’s SJD program is centered on human and business rights, particularly focusing on the role of the public sector.