Law School Hosts First Alumni Events in China
The law school held two alumni reunions for LL.M. graduates, one in Beijing on May 26, and another in Shanghai on June 2. Professor Jeff Grove, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, hosted the events, which attracted more than 30 people at each location, including alumni, several family members, prospective students and local professionals. Dean Gary Roberts, who officially began work for IU on July 1, was unable to attend the events, but sent his greetings in a letter which was read to those in attendance. Dean Grove called both events a great success and said, “we have a very loyal corps of alumni in China.”
Grove says the school hopes to conduct receptions in China on an annual basis and develop alumni chapters in other countries as the number of alumni increases. The LL.M. program has more than 160 alumni from 36 countries. Nearly one third of the LL.M. alumni are from Mainland China. Anyone interested in learning about the alumni chapters in China may contact Dean Grove (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chen Jia in Beijing (email@example.com), or Cui Jipeng in Shanghai (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. Chen ('04) is the first Chinese national to be appointed to a position in the political division of the US Embassy in Beijing. Mr. Cui ('05) is an associate with Lehman, Lee & Xu (Shanghai), a top Chinese law firm with additional offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Mongolia.