Global Leaders Scholarship Program

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The Global Leaders Scholarship program at Duke Law School provides one full-tuition scholarship each year to a Chinese national who has been accepted for study in one of the Law School’s degree programs. The scholarship is awarded annually to the Chinese applicant who demonstrates the highest level of academic achievement, a record of and capacity for leadership, and a commitment to the use of law in addressing the economic, social and ethical challenges China faces.

Applicants should be Chinese nationals who are or will be university graduates at the time of enrollment at Duke Law School. Applicants may apply for any of the following Duke Law degree programs: the Juris Doctor (JD); the Master of Laws for international law graduates (LLM); the Master of Laws in Law and Entrepreneurship; or the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). Scholarship applicants must complete all of the application materials for the degree selected as well as all of the additional application materials for the Global Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship will pay full tuition for the degree program to which the recipient is admitted. (Scholarship recipients must pay their own expenses for room, board, books, supplies, transportation, etc.)

The finalists in the scholarship competition will be interviewed in Beijing by the members of a selection committee, who will nominate the recipient of the scholarship.

All application materials for the 2016 scholarship are due by JANUARY 22, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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Global Leaders Scholarship Program Selection Committee

The Global Leaders Scholarship Selection Committee is composed of prominent Duke Law alumni and other leaders in China:

  • Li Xiaoming ’90 heads the China offices of the law firm of White & Case, and is widely recognized as a leading lawyer for bank finance, project finance and corporate and M&A. (See bio.)
  • Gao Xiqing ’86 is president and chief investment officer of the China Investment Corporation and a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees. (See bio.)
  • Yan Xuan ’87 is president of Nielsen’s Greater China division and former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce in China. (See bio.)
  • Hui Mei '02 is secretary of the China Financial Futures Exchange in Shanghai. (See bio.)
  • Mao Yibing, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Marriott International (Hong Kong).