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Celine Fang, SJD Candidate

Student Bio


Brussels, Belgium

Class Year:


Prior Education:

LL.B. English & French Law, 2005, King’s College London & Université de Paris I Panthéon La Sorbonne

What I Did Before Law School:

I did an internship in competition law at Norton Rose in Brussels and another at the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel in Beijing, PRC.

Why I Chose Penn Law:

It is a well-established and prestigious school, located in a student city, has a beautiful campus and also, I liked the cross-disciplinary approach to education.

My Best Experience at Penn Law:

It might sound very nerdy but the “learning experience” has been one the best things for me at Penn Law. Professors are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects, the professors I had were very respectful of their students and encouraged us to express ourselves and discuss with others. I love the respectful environment which is most conducive to academic development and the exchange of ideas.

Professor Who Influenced Me Most:

Perhaps Professor Michael Wachter who taught me Corporations. His class has a reputation for being tough and the workload heavy, but his classes are so enjoyable! He has a great sense of humor and provides his students with not only legal knowledge but also a good insight into the corporate world

My Favorite Course:

Human Rights & National Security taught by Professor William Burke-White. The class is very interactive and, as a foreign student, it is fascinating to learn about the law (US & International) related to the controversial actions/policies carried out by the US government in the context of the war on terror.

My Favorite Philadelphia Moment:

Walking around in the Center City, Philadelphia.

What I’m Most Proud Of:

Being part of Penn Law.

My Extracurricular Activities at Penn Law:

Immigration Clinic

My Favorite Place or Activity on the University Campus:

The Penn Law Courtyard when it’s not raining.