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An Interview with Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress.

Haolin Wang, Foreign Law Intern

Describe your background.

I was born in Guangzhou, an open and diversified city in south China. I attended Wuhan University in Wuhan, where I received an undergraduate law degree (LL.B.). During my third year of undergraduate studies, I studied in Germany for a year, focusing on European Law. I am now pursuing my LL.M. degree at Georgetown University Law Center.

How would you describe your job to other people?

Under the supervision of Foreign Law Specialist Laney Zhang, I conduct research and assist in the writing of reports on various topics of Chinese law in response to requests from the U.S. Congress, federal courts and agencies, as well as the general public. I also assist with preparing Chinese part of overall studies of global legal issues. Additionally, I write articles about recent legal developments in China for the Global Legal Monitor and for this blog.

Why did you want to work at the Law Library of Congress?

From my educational background, I’ve learned lots of analytical and quantitative skills that could be useful for legal research. Besides fluency in Chinese and English, I am also able to comprehend Legal German. The Law Library of Congress not only has the largest collection of law books in the world but also possesses an innovative and conscientious-oriented culture.

What is the most interesting fact you have learned about the Law Library?

I am always willing to be positioned in fast-paced and highly productive environments and to work in teams formed by people from diverse geographical backgrounds. Friendly specialists and other colleagues from different regions of the world communicate and cooperate well with each other. The intelligence and commitment of people who work here are interesting and impressive.

What is something most of your co-workers do not know about you?

I am a part-time travel column writer, and I am a huge sports fan.

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