Apart from the obvious reason that there are people suffering, I am interested in the mail-order bride and multicultural family issue in Korea because:
This project has been created as part of the course called "Systemic Justice" at Harvard Law School. The course explores mind sciences, history, and the law to figure out "interconnections between policy problems and the cycles that contribute to inequality and injustice." What I want to do in this project is to explain the deeper dynamics of the phenomenon and the policy failure. My sense is that patriarchy, ethnocentrism, and the unique role that the institution of family plays in the South Korean society are all playing their roles. In this regard I am trying to examine certain aspects of relative regulations, immigration law, and family law of South Korea. If you have an idea, suggestions, comments, or questions, please reach out to me at hkim [at] llm17.law.harvard.edu.