김주영 (법 14)
Law and Advocacy, LnA, is an international law academic society which I have been a part of for the past year and a half and am currently serving as president. The reason why I chose to major in UIL at Handong was originally to help immigrants, women and children in America after law school. That dream still exists; however, while studying UIL and being part of LnA, my perspective changed. The development and presence of LnA has grown immensely as an increase of interest towards international law is evident among Handong law students. With the recent globalization and interaction between nations, international law poses to be an increasingly prominent aspect. In order to expand our intellect on international law, LnA studies the various fields of international law with a focus on international humanitarian law, international economic law, and international economic law. To further our studies, we participate in international law moot court competitions, allowing us to implement the law and knowledge gained from UIL classes while developing writing, speaking, reading and researching skills. These competitions allow us to experience the legal setting of court along with the professionalism and mannerisms of being a lawyer. As a fellow competition participate, I have gained an irreplaceable depth of knowledge regarding international law. Although I am just an undergraduate, I was able to grasp a basic understanding of how law functions and affects every aspect of life as the fundamental purpose of law originates from rules that are meant to be complied by society to keep peace and order. These competitions provided me an opportunity to work as a team while honing abilities to write memorials, orally advocate an argument, and research various topics. Not only did I academically grow, my journey as a Christian and an individual has been greatly affected. These competitions took months of preparation, requiring endless effort and prayer. Throughout the entire process, the best and worst sides of myself surfaced, leading me to realize how weak-minded and inadequate I was as an individual. Only by accepting my weaknesses and by seeking God was I able to overcome the obstacles that laid in my path. However, thanks to these experiences, it has led me to be who I am today. There is nothing that can replace the insight, experience, and relationships I have obtained through my involvement in LnA. As the president and an LnA member, LnA is truly a worthy academic society where one can experience the world of international law while gaining irreplaceable insight and memories.