The Law School’s Graduate and International Programs team focuses on ensuring that International LL.M. and S.J.D. students become a vital part of the law school community—enriching the program with their diversity of experience. Penn State Law’s integration with the School of International affairs offers students two faculties with unmatched depth in international law and policy.
Stephen G. Barnes
Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Programs
Steve oversees LL.M. and S.J.D. admissions. Before his appointment, Steve lived for 8 years in China where he was a visiting law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and also served as Penn State Law China Programs Director. Licensed to practice law in Oregon, Steve is proficient in French, Chinese, and Swedish, and is energized by the cultural diversity that talented international students bring to Penn State Law. Education: J.D., University of Oregon; M.B.A., The George Washington University; B.A., Brigham Young University.
Su Jin Hong
Research Scholar, Graduate and International Programs
Professor Su Jin Hong teaches LL.M. Legal Analysis, Writing and Research at Penn State Law. She also gives lectures on international business transactions and law school success. Professor Hong is admitted to practice law in New York. Prior to joining Penn State Law, she interned with the law firms Yoon & Yang LLC and Baak Jang & Park in South Korea, where she researched and drafted contracts/memoranda related to cross border commercial transactions.
LL.M Admission & International Program Coordinator
Brenda Johnson is the first point of contact for most students and visitors interested in Penn State Law's programs for international students.
Coordinator of the Graduate Language Center
LLM Program Coordinator
Jing received her M.E. at Tianjin University of China and LL.M at Penn State Law School. Prior to joining Penn State she worked for a patent and trademark law office in China. From 2002-2006, she was a patent examiner of State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.