ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

September 13, 2002

The Hon Viet D Dinh
Assistant Attorney General,
Office of Legal Policy
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D C

Guest of Honour for

ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2002

December 20, 2002 Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lai Lai Garden, 1144 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 ( www.lailaigarden.com )

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that The Hon Viet D Dinh has been nominated for the ICAS Annual Liberty Award 2002 for his "outstanding courage, his leadership in the government during a time of crisis and his achievements as a lawyer, academic, and public servant" and that Assistant Attorney General Dinh will be honoured as Guest of Honour at the forthcoming ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner. Viet D Dinh was sworn in as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy on May 31, 2001.

Prior to his entry into government service, Dinh was Professor of Law and Deputy Director of Asian Law and Policy Studies at the Georgetown University Law Center. Viet graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was a Class Marshal and an Olin Research Fellow in Law and Economics. He was a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Viet served as Associate Special Counsel to the U S Senate Whitewater Committee, as Special Counsel to Senator Pete V Domenici for the Impeachment Trial of the President, and as counsel to the Special Master in In re Austrian and German Bank Holocaust Litigation . He is a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

As an academic, Viet specialized in constitutional law, corporations law, and the law and economics of development. His representative publications include Reassessing the Law of Preemption, 88 GEO. L.J. 2085 (2000); What Is the Law in Law and Development?, 3 THE GREEN BAG 2D 19 (1999); Codetermination and Corporate Governance in a Multinational Business Enterprise, 24 J. CORP. L. 975 (1999); and Races, Crime, and the Law, 111 HARV. L. REV. 1289 (1998).

Born on February 22, 1968, in Saigon, Vietnam, Viet came to America as a refugee in 1978. After 2 years in Portland, Oregon, his family settled in Fullerton, California. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Previous honourees include Vice President of the Heritage Foundation Becky N Dunlop, U S Rep Tony P Hall, Ambassador Charles Kartman, Dr Jeong H Kim, Nobel Laureate Lawrence R Klein, U S Assistant Secretary of State Harold Koh, Ambassador Jerome J Shestack, Ambassador Richard L Walker, Chairman Alfred P West and U S Deputy Assistant Attorney General John C Yoo.


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow