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Students at Women’s University Oppose Enrollment of Transgender Female

Students at Women’s University Oppose Enrollment of Transgender Female

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Students at Sookmyung Women’s University are strongly opposing the recent decision by school authorities that a transgender female has been admitted to the university. The transgender female, 22, received a sex change operation in Thailand last year and was reassigned a new gender by authorities before being admitted to [...]

Jolie’s Son to Enter Yonsei University Next Week

Jolie’s Son to Enter Yonsei University Next Week

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s eldest son will begin attending Yonsei University next week, the school said Monday. Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 18, has been accepted to Underwood International College at Yonsei, one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. The school will hold an entrance ceremony next Monday followed by [...]

Law Schools Ban Inclusion of Family Information in Applications

SEJONG, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – In order to evaluate applicants with transparency and fairness, law schools in Korea have banned applicants from including personal details of their family members and relatives in their cover letters.  The decision is the latest countermeasure to a string of law school admission controversies, in which students who specified [...]

Mentioning a Family Member on a Law School Application Could Lead to Disqualification

Mentioning a Family Member on a Law School Application Could Lead to Disqualification

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Preceding the two-year evaluation of law schools, the Ministry of Education in Korea proposed a draft of evaluation criteria for an “impartial admission process” on June 13. The draft particularly addresses the recent controversial practice of including information regarding applicants’ parents or relatives on personal statements, the abolition of a [...]

S. Korean Law Schools Accused of Illicit Admissions

S. Korean Law Schools Accused of Illicit Admissions

SEJONG, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Dozens of students who were admitted to local law schools specified their parents or relatives’ professions in their cover letters, the government said Monday, amid growing controversy over the fairness of the law school system. Wrapping up its nationwide probe into law schools over illicit admissions the last three [...]