Seohyung studied Maths and Literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Masters in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford where she was awarded a distinction and the highest mark of the year for her dissertation. She went on to complete the GDL at BPP, BPTC at City University, and LLM at Harvard Law School. She was called to the Bar in 2016 by Middle Temple.
Before commencing pupillage, Seohyung worked as a juriste at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s International Arbitration Group in Paris and as an intern at Fietta LLP in London. During this time she gained valuable experience in state-to-state disputes, investor-state arbitration, and international commercial arbitration, as well as pro bono work in international human rights law and international criminal law. Seohyung has most recently worked as a judicial assistant to Lord Justice David Richards at the Court of Appeal.