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$200,000 gift establishes Korean Law Faculty Fund at UH Manoa law school

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications
Posted: Feb 17, 2009

SBS Media Holdings Co., Ltd. and SBS Foundation of Seoul, Korea, have announced a gift of $200,000 to establish an expendable fund known as the Korean Law Faculty Fund at the UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

The Law School is committed to hiring a distinguished tenure track faculty member whose primary duties will include teaching courses and doing research and scholarship in Korean Law. The goal is to add a permanent Korean Law scholar, although visiting professors may initially fulfill these duties.

"This wonderful, generous gift will allow the Law School to add a crucial component to our existing strength in Asian Law," said Dean Aviam Soifer. "With the addition of a Korean Law expert, we will be in a strong position to lead the United States in Asian legal studies as well as to promote understanding between our two nations."

Established in 1990, SBS is the only private nationwide terrestrial broadcasting company in Korea. It is one of three terrestrial TV and radio broadcasting stations with a nationwide network, and syndicates programs to local, private stations. SBS Media Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Korea-based holding company engaged in the managing of SBS. On February 29, 2008, the company was established through the spin-off of the investment division of SBS.