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Daily Journal, Korea Daily Cover North Korean Students’ US Visit Hosted by O’MelvenyJanuary 17, 2014 In a January 15, 2014, article KoreaDaily highlighted the arrival of eight North Korean refugees, now students of the Hangyeore School in South Korea, to tour California as part of O’Melveny & Myers’ second sponsored visit to the US. Daily Journal also covered the trip in a January 17, 2014, report noting the students’ visit to a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game where they served as the “official ‘High Five Squad’ that welcomed the players to the court.” The O’Melveny-hosted trip was also featured in JoongAng, Voice of America, and RFA.
The program was launched in conjunction with the opening of the Firm’s Seoul office in 2012, in an effort to give back to the South Korean community. As Daily Journal reports, the program is especially meaningful for O’Melveny because former US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who served as the Firm's chairman from 1982 to 1992, was passionately involved with human rights and security issues in South Korea.