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Eye of Dike changed my career path
Cho So In, intern law adviser for Ministry of Health and Welfare
by Eui Kyoung Yoon (ekyeun@dreamdrug.com)
Published : Aug 21, 2012 02:40:34
“A court ruling can bring changes and ripple effects to the society. When I realized that the law is much closer to us than I thought, my career path was being changed.”

Cho So In, intern law adviser for Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), had considered that the law was related to power and those who pursued the law might have looked for power, but two books, Landscape of Law and Eye of Dike, broke her prejudice and made her go to Ewha Women’s University Law School.

Cho said, “I am more interested in general government officials than public prosecutors or judges. I want to draft and execute bills.”

That’s why she applied for internship in the MOHW. She used to look at case studies about the MOHW’s rules in her class and the MOHW at that time was in the middle of the controversy over over-the-counter drugs which could be sold at convenience stores.

Cho is currently under regulation reform law advisers to learn administrative lawsuits and consultation, hoping to work full-time as regular employee for the MOHW.

“I experienced the difference between a theory and reality while doing my internship. Law school teaches lawyers’ ethics and spirit, but it’s hard to apply it to the real-life settings. It isn’t easy to make a conclusion of the case in a short time because most of rules by the MOHW are related with other higher laws.”

“I have so many things I like to learn as I’ve just stated. If I have a chance, I’d like to learn how to draft a bill,” Cho said.
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