Kim Myeong-soo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kim Myeong-soo
16th Chief Justice of the Republic of Korea
Assumed office
25 September 2017
Nominated byMoon Jae-in
Preceded byYang Sung-tae
Personal details
Born (1959-10-12) 12 October 1959 (age 59)
Busan, South Korea
Alma materSeoul National University School of Law

Kim Myeong-soo (Hangul김명수; Hanja金命洙; born 12 October 1959) is a South Korean judge and the 16th Chief Justice of South Korea, inaugurated on September 25, 2017, succeeding the outgoing Yang Sung-tae.


Kim graduated from the Seoul National University School of Law in 1981, and passed the National Judicial Examination in 1983. He began his career at the Northern Branch Court of Seoul District Court in 1986. In February 2016, he was assigned as the Chief Judge of Chuncheon District. He began his 6-year term as Chief Justice on September 25, 2017, after being elected in a 160-134 vote of parliamentary approval.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Inauguration Ceremony of Chief Justice KIM Myeong-su". Supreme Court of South Korea. 26 September 2017.
  2. ^