Ryu Hye-young, Kim Bum, and Kim Myung-min in the classroom for Law School
JTBC’s Law School has recently released promos of its main characters Kim Bum (Tale of the Nine Tailed), Ryu Hye-young (Eun-joo’s Room), and Kim Myung-min (Miracle That We Met). The drama takes place in Korea’s premier law school, with Kim Myung-min playing a harsh criminal law professor whose insults wither students on the daily.
When an unprecedented mysterious case occurs, students Kim Bum and Ryu Hye-young learn to step up to the plate and fight for justice. Ryu Hye-young plays special admission student Kang Sol who had a difficult childhood where she had to protect her family. She learned at a young age that the law is not on the side of the weak or the powerful, but that it’s on the side of the educated. Therefore, she’s passionate about her education so she can have the law on her side.
When Kang Sol pulls of a near-miraculous admission to law school, she thinks her life might be set. That fantasy is broken on her first day when she encounters Professor Yang, played by Kim Myung-min. After he bullies her, her passion for the law turns into worry about future employment opportunities and depression about not being accepted by her peers.
On the other hand, Kim Bum plays Lieutenant Han Joon-hwi, the school’s top freshman, a veritable um-chin-ah (a.k.a. mom’s friend’s kid who is better than you at everything). He was a meritorious scholarship student throughout all of police academy, and he earned the top marks for the national entrance exam to law school.
As such, Han Joon-hwi is constantly bombarded by other students to join their study groups. However instead of studying with other top students, he decides to make his own unique study group where he helps more academically-challenged students pull up their grades. He shares all his tips and know-hows generously, and even helps counsel students who are in despair due to their studies, showing true leadership.
Despite his amazing grades and great looks, he also has inner emotional scars. Perhaps it’s related to why he wants to become a prosecutor who stands up to other corrupt prosecutors when he graduates.
Kim Myung-min’s character was originally an elite prosecutor who had to leave his profession under unfortunate circumstances. Now his entire mission is to mold his students so none of them become bottom crawlers of the law who use its power for their own corrupt desires.
Written by Seo In and directed by Kim Seok-yoon, Law School will begin airing in April.