Dr. Hyun Jung Lee (Grace)

South Korea | Graduated in 2017

Thoughts on the programme: While I practised law in Korea, I always had interests in human rights law and philosophy. I was pleased that I finished my master study in human rights and could continue my study as a PhD degree. I think the program is well organised, above all, I am very satisfied with the best professors to teach in the programme.

Professional background: I practised law as a litigation lawyer in Korea for about three years before joining this programme in Germany. I want to study for the PhD in human rights law and want to teach in the university or some other human rights/constitutional law institutions. Currently enrolled as a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Sieckmann at Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany.

Where are they now? Working as a doctoral researcher and law lecturer under professor Jan Sieckmann in the public law faculty of FAU. Grace is teaching constitutional interpretation, EU anti discrimination law, and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
(proseminars) in the law faculty.

How did the M.A. Human Rights help them get there? “The M.A. Human Rights opened a new academic door for me. I could continue my study and finish my doctoral thesis thanks to the wonderful professors I have met in the program. Through the process of writing my master’s thesis, learned a lot about the topic of same-sex marriage and discrimination based on sexual orientation. In addition, working as a tutor to the human rights master students was also a very valuable experience for me.”