Beijing Fellowship winners and the award presenting lawyers: From left to right: Kanyi Lui, Fuli Cao, Yikai Wang, Xiaohang Mo, Boyang Wang, Junqiao Zheng, Aolan Fang, Youwei Xu, Jessie Tang
Shanghai Fellowship winners and the award presenting lawyers: From left to right: Fei Wu (teacher), Ross Keene, Qiongyou Xu, Yanjie Qiao, Yuhan Yang, Yanbin Liu, Angel Huang, Dana Wu, Patrick Hu
The global law firm Jones Day has announced the winners of its 2019 Jones Day International Legal Fellowship Award. Eleven outstanding law students from top universities in Beijing and Shanghai were chosen as recipients for this year’s award, including students from Peking University, Tsinghua University, University of International Business and Economics, Renmin University of China, China University of Political Science and Law, East China University of Political Science and Law, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Since 2001, the Jones Day International Legal Fellowship has granted more than RMB 3.7 million to 230 students from 17 universities in Beijing and Shanghai to support their educational pursuits in the legal area of their choice.
"The Jones Day International Legal Fellowship in China is an important part of the Firm’s commitment to the rule of law around the world, its dedication to public service, and its support of the communities in which we practice," said Jessie Tang, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Beijing Office. "Now in its nineteenth year, I am proud of our efforts to provide financial and intellectual motivation to the many outstanding Chinese legal students who work hard to improve themselves and achieve their professional dreams."
Added Angel Huang, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Shanghai Office, "Congratulations to all the outstanding students who have won the 2019 Jones Day Fellowship Awards. The many great students with excellent academic performance that apply for our fellowship each year continue to impress us with their zeal for legal education, and through each new generation of legal professionals we continue to expand the rule of law and advance its development in Chinese legal society. We are proud of these contributions to the legal community in China."
This year’s winners are:
||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
||East China University of Political Science and Law|
||University of International Business and Economics|
||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
||China University of Political Science and Law|
"I am sincerely honored and thankful for the Jones Day International Legal Fellowship. This Fellowship means a lot to me not only financially, but emotionally as well, as it has strengthened my belief in myself and helped me make connections with other outstanding law students. I am excited to keep expanding my legal knowledge, pursuing broader international perspectives, and contributing to the legal profession in China and around the world." said Youwei Xu, a winner from Peking University.
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.