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Wilson Sonsini Announces Greater China Legal Scholarship Program

On February 8, 2022, Wilson Sonsini, a leading international law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, is pleased to announce the launch of Greater China Legal Scholarship Program for eligible law students at top law schools in the region. The Wilson Sonsini scholarship program will be sponsored by Wilson Sonsini in collaboration with CLECSS, a renowned legal network in China.

What Are the Awards?

A total of 18 scholars for six first prizes and 12 second prizes will be selected annually under the Wilson Sonsini scholarship program. The Scholarship will award each first-prize winner with RMB10,000 and each second-prize winner with RMB5,000. In addition, Wilson Sonsini will offer summer internship opportunities at its Beijing, Shanghai, and/or Hong Kong offices for scholarship winners who are interested and available.

Who May Apply?

All the third-year LLB students or second-year master program/JD program graduate students with a top 5 percent GPA in his/her class year of the law schools at the following universities (in alphabetical order): China University of Political Science and Law, City University of Hong Kong, East China University of Political Science and Law, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, Renmin University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Wuhan University, and Zhejiang University.

How to apply:

  1. TimelineEligible law students who are interested in the scholarship may submit their applications by March 31, 2022 to chinascholarship@wsgr.com and admin@clecss.cn. This year’s awards will be announced in early June 2022.
  2. Application Materials: Each application should contain (i) one copy of the signed application form (click here for the form); (ii) one copy of the official transcripts and ranking (if available) of all the completed terms (ie, first two years of LLB program or first year of graduate program/JD program); and (iii) one copy of a signed recommendation letter from an established law firm partner that the applicant has interned with or from a law professor that he/she worked for as a research or teaching assistant.
  3. review process: Wilson Sonsini and CLECSS will form an independent scholarship committee consisting of law firm partners, law professors, and in-house counsels and conduct two rounds of review of the applications, including video interviews by the scholarship committee for the candidates in the second round.

About Wilson Sonsini

Wilson Sonsini is known as the premier legal advisor to technology and life science enterprises worldwide, with its legacy closely tracing the birth and evolution of Silicon Valley. For more than six decades, Wilson Sonsini has represented the technology pioneers and disruptors associated with virtually every milestone innovation and has established its professional reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its’ clients industries and deep, long-standing contacts throughout the global technology and life science sectors. Today, our firm is serving thousands of innovative and technology-driven clients through an international network of 16 offices, including in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. For more information, visit https://www.wsgr.com.

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