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An Interview with Yunzhou Wang, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Yunzhou Wang, a foreign law intern working virtually in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress under my supervision.

Yunzhou Wang seated on gray chair with a white background.

Yunzhou Wang, a foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress. Photo courtesy of Yunzhou Wang.

Describe your background.

I was born in Huainan, a small city in China. I spent my first 18 years in that city. After I graduated from high school, I went to East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) and chose law as my major.

What is your academic/professional history?

I received the bachelor of laws degree from ECUPL in Shanghai. During my undergraduate study, I discovered my passion for international law and comparative law. In my last year at ECUPL, I wrote a paper with Professor Guan Jianqiang, and the paper was published in the Chinese Review of International Law.

After graduating, I chose to pursue a master of laws degree (LL.M.) at Georgetown University. I am a general studies LL.M. student. I am the vice president of the Georgetown China Law Society.

How would you describe your job to other people?

I am an intern in the Global Legal Research Directorate and assist Laney with requests from the U.S. Congress, executive agencies, federal courts, and public clients on foreign law issues in several jurisdictions. Under Laney’s supervision, I conduct legal research on the legal issues in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, etc. I also draft articles on recent legal developments in these jurisdictions for the Global Legal Monitor.

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

The Library of Congress is the biggest library in the world, and the Global Legal Research Directorate has the responsibility of answering questions for Congress, the government, and the public. Working at the Law Library of Congress is an exciting opportunity to improve my legal research and writing skills. It also helps keep my eyes on new legal developments in China and facilitates my understanding of Chinese law.

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

The Library of Congress has the largest collection of books, drawings, photographs, and films in the world. I hope I will have a chance to visit the Law Library of Congress in person!

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

I am good at playing the traditional Chinese musical instrument, Erhu, and I love to cook Chinese food.

2 Comments

  1. Adedoyin Samuel Adeeko
    November 27, 2021 at 11:09 am

    I congratulates you for the good working experience and archievement.you ‘re worthy of emmulation

  2. Juan Roberto Barba Ribera
    November 27, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    The world needs citizens who contribute from their professions to the strengthening of the foreign affairs policies of nations. Congratulations to all those who contribute to humanity in their professional capacities.

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