Cheolung Je is law professor at Hanyang University, South Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University (1990), and got a PH.D degree of law at the same university (1995).Before 2016, he had, as the president of the Korean Institute for Guardianship Law and Policy, been working for the proper implementation of the new Adult Guardianship Act 2011, which came into force as from July 1st 2013.
In the arena of adult guardianship and alternatives thereto, he has conducted lots of research, and has published many articles in academic journals especially focused on adult guardianship and the reformation of private and public law for the protection of adults with impairments to decision making ability since 2007, while he has been in charge of the Korean Research Centre for Guardianship and Trusts since 2016.
He has also been engaging in the reformation work of laws relevant to the protection of mentally and intellectually disabled adults and adults with dementia. He submitted to the Korean Ministry of Justice the report on the Reformation of Korean legal incapacity system (2007). Between September 2013 and January 2015, he was in charge of the Guardianship Application Assistance Center for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, under the auspice of the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. Furthermore, he has been in charge of guardianship application and guardianship services for persons with mental disabilities since 2017
He is also in charge of the organization of the 5th World Congress on the Adult Guardianship, held in October 2018 in Seoul, as vice-president of Korean Adult Guardianship Association.