The 10th Chief Justice LEE Il-kyu
1920. 12. Born in Chungmu, Gyeongsangnam-do
1943. Kansai University in Japan, LL.B.
1948. Passed the Second Joseon Bar Examination
1949. Commenced practicing law in Chungmu
1951. Judge of Tongyeong Branch Court of Busan District Court
1957. Presiding Judge of Daegu District Court
1959. Presiding Judge of Daegu High Court
1964. Chief Judge of Jeonju District Court
1973. Judge of Supreme Court
1986. Opened law office
1988. The 10th Chief Justice
1990. Retired as Chief Justice in full tenure
2007. 12. Deceased
During the service as a judge at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice LEE Il-kyu wrote minority opinions for acquittal in cases involving the ¡°public security¡± issues, such as the case on the National League of Democratic Youth and Students; KIM Cheol-gi¡¯s crime of denigrating the country; lawyer PARK Se-kyeong¡¯s violation of the decree on marital law; Christian minister KO Yeong-geun¡¯s violation of the Emergency Measure No. 9. When he presided the case involving Song family¡¯s spying activities in 1983, he pronounced acquittal for having the defendant tortured at the final appeal case.