Institute for Corean-American Studies

Grace Chung Becker
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Grace Chung Becker, ICAS Fellow and Liberty Award Reciprient, is Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice. She previously served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Defense. Grace also has worked as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Assistant General Counsel at the United States Sentencing Commission, and an associate at the law firm of Williams & Connolly.

In 2000-2001, Grace was the Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) on the No Gun Ri incident. She advised Army leaders on issues arising during its review of allegations that American soldiers killed hundreds of South Korean civilians underneath a railroad bridge in No Gun Ri, Korea during the Korean War. Grace coordinated various aspects of the investigation among officials within the United States Army, the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and Congress.

Earlier in her career, Grace clerked for Judges James L. Buckley (United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit) and Thomas Penfield Jackson (United States District Court for the District of Columbia).

Grace obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of Finance and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where Grace was selected into the Order of the Coif, and was an associate editor for The Georgetown Law Journal. She was the first person in her family to be born in the United States. Born and raised in New York City, Grace graduated from Stuyvesant High School, where she was a semifinalist in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search.

ICAS Web Site Links for Grace Chung Becker:

June 16, 2008 ICAS Bulletin
Statement of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch on the nomination of Grace Chung Becker
March 16, 2006 ICAS Bulletin
Summer 2002 Symposium
America My Country: Let's Be Part of It

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