2023 China Fellowship Lawyers

Jones Day names seven winners of its 2023 International Legal Fellowship Award in China

Seven outstanding law students from top universities in China were chosen as recipients of the 2023 Jones Day International Legal Fellowship Award.

Launched in 2001, the annual Legal Fellowship was created to support students in the pursuit of their legal education and experience as part of the Firm's commitment to advancing the rule of law. The winners were selected from a pool of hundreds of applications and are students at East China University of Political Science and Law, Fudan University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Hong Kong University.

"We are very honored to participate in the establishment of the rule of law in China, and to make our contribution to the discovery and cultivation of outstanding international legal talent here," said Angel Huang, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Mainland China Offices. "This year, the Jones Day International Legal Fellowship program adopted a novel selection approach that included a comprehensive review of the applicants' insights, their analyses of major global legal events, and their overall legal talents. We congratulate these outstanding students."

This year's winners are:

  • Siyi Hou – East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Yuxin Li – Tsinghua University
  • Yujin Lu – Peking University
  • Runhe Sha – East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Yueyi Teng – East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Wai Cheuk Wong – Hong Kong University
  • Jianing Xu – Fudan University

"I am very grateful to have the chance to take the 'Peking University-Jones Day Global Legal Talent Development Program in China' courses at the beginning of my journey as a law student, and am incredibly honored to be a winner of the Jones Day Fellowship this year," said Yujin Lu, a Fellowship winner from Peking University. "The professionalism and passion of Jones Day lawyers inspires me to continue to push myself and strive for excellence."

The Jones Day International Legal Fellowship Award program is open to undergraduates in their third year or above and to graduates majoring in law at China universities. Since the program's inception, the Fellowship has rewarded hundreds of outstanding law students from more than ten universities in China.

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Top Row: Beijing, from left to right - Melissa Zhu, Flora Fan, Angel Huang, Yuxin Li (Tsinghua University), Yujin Lu (Peking University), Lawrence Wang, and Yichen Wu. Wai Cheuk Wong, Hong Kong University, was unavailable for photo.

Bottom Row: Shanghai, from left to right - Runhe Sha (East China University of Political Science and Law), Angel Huang, Jianing Xu (Fudan University), Ross Keene, Siyi Hou (East China University of Political Science and Law), Lillian He, and Yueyi Teng (East China University of Political Science and Law).

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