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The official website of the IACL provides information, inter alia, on its previous and forthcoming events, ongoing researches, memberships, news, etc.
This blog is an offshoot of the IACL website, posting news on the activities of the Association, its members, research groups, round tables (held twice a year), affiliated national associations and the World Congress (held every 4 years).
The 9th IACL World Congress in Oslo, Norway (16-20 June 2014)
The latest event was held with the theme "Constitutional Challenges: Global and Local," from 16 to 20 June 2014 in Oslo, Norway. The website provides full program of the event.
The Congress will be held at Sungkyunkwan University. For more information about the Congress venue, please refer to "Venue" Tab.
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because its location is furthest north. It is arguably the most and remains the largest of all five palaces, with beautiful buildings such as Geyonghoeru and Hyangwonjeong Pavillons which are both on top of ponds.
*Admission Fee: $3
Han River Moonlight Cruise
252, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Han River Moonlight Cruise operates on every Friday and Saturday. It departs twice a day at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. On the cruise, you can enjoy the night view of the Seoul city and the jazz live music which will be played by the band on the deck.
* Fee: about $18
Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guards performed the given task by guarding the Gwanghwamun Gate, the entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace where the king ruled the country. Since 1469, the ceremony has taken place and its record has been consulted for the present reenactment ceremony. It catches the eyes of passersby, especially foreign tourists, when guardsmen perform the changing of guards in traditional costumes at the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
N Seoul Tower
105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
The N Tower, a complex culture space, was built in 1969 on the highest point of Seoul so that visitors can enjoy the best panoramic views of the city. It was originally Korea’s first radio wave tower but has then been opened to the public in 1980, becoming a popular tourist attraction and a resting place for citizens. Thousands of padlocks and love notes decorates the fence on one of the Roof Terraces, symbolizing the couples’ strong love. Get your own love padlock!
Bukchon Hanok Village
37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Unlike other Hanok villages, Bukchon was not created for tourists but is actually a living village inhabited by Seoulites. The village is home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘Hanok’ that date back to the Joseon dynasty. Today, many of these hanoks operate as either cultural centers, guesthouses, restaurants or tea houses, providing an opportunity to experience, learn and immerse in Korean traditional culture.
44-1, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional tea houses, and cafes.
1) Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
* Address: 71 Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul(03150)
* Directions to the Hotel: http://www.shillastay.com/gwanghwamun/inquires/location.do
* Contact Info: Tel. +82-2-6060-9000 / Fax. +82-2-6060-9100
2) Centermark Hotel
* Website: http://centermarkhotel.com/en/home-en/
* Address: 38 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (03149)
* Directions to the Hotel: http://centermarkhotel.com/en/location-en/
* Contact Info: Tel. +82-2-731-1000 / Fax. +82-2-731-1007
3) a FIRST Hotel
* Website: http://afirsthotelgroup.com/en/?c=main
* Address: 131 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul (04522)
* Directions to the Hotel: http://afirsthotelgroup.com/en/?c=about&s=3
* Contact Info: Tel. +82-2-7688-777 / Fax. +82-2-7688-778 / E-mail. email@example.com
4) Hotel President
* Website: http://www.hotelpresident.co.kr/eng/main/
* Address: 16 Euljiro, Junggu, Seoul (04533), BAEKNAM Tourism Co., Ltd Hotel President
* Directions to the Hotel: http://www.hotelpresident.co.kr/eng/about/location.php
* Contact Info: +82-753-3131
By Jungdong, Choi (Jungang Ilbo)
SungKyunKwan University (SKK Univ.) Humanities and Social Sciences Campus
Sungkyunkwan University was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of our society for over 600 years.
'SKKU's main ideology, 수기치인 (修己治人) pronounced 'Su-Gi-Chi-In', teaches that SKKU students strive to perfect themselves as leaders and contribute to our society.
This ideology is the fundamental principle by which SKKU brought up leaders of our society for over 600 years, thus contributing to evolution of our society. Sungkyunkwan University,' continuously strives to integrate its founding action philosophy with the modern technology in order with a view to cultivating global graduate’ s talents who will lead the 21st century.
The Congress will be held in two buildings, 600th Anniversary Memorial Hall and International Building.
* Website: http://www.skku.edu/eng_home/index.jsp
* Address: Seoul Jongno-gu Myeongnyun 3(sam)-ga Sungkyunkwan Univ. (03063)
* Contact Info: +82-2-760-0114
* Campus map: http://www.skku.edu/eng_home/map/sub_tab1.jsp
New Millennium Hall in 600th Anniversary Memorial Hall
For – Opening Ceremony / Plenary Session / Closing Ceremony / IACL Committee Meeting
Capacity: Around 800 seats
Structure: One-story Hall with stairs
For – Parallel Workshops (#1-19), Open Workshops (#20-27), Futuristic and Sustainable Workshops (#28-31)
Capacity: 50 – 60 seats
Structure: Lecture room (Use about 10 lecture rooms in the building)