Xudong Ni, SJD Candidate
LL.B., Peking University Law School, the Branch Campus.
What I did before Law School:
I worked with a U.S. consulting firm in Washington D.C. area before I went to Penn Law. I was a practicing Chinese lawyer in Beijing before I worked in U.S.
Why I Chose Penn Law:
I came to Penn Law for my LL.M. for several reasons: an Ivy League school, an excellent corporate law curriculum, the small class size, and the accessibility to Wharton.
My Best Experience at Penn Law:
Exchanging cultures, making friends with people who came from more than 30 countries.
Professor Who Influenced Me Most:
Professor Jacques deLisle. He deeply understands contemporary Chinese law, politics and social issues. He also has extensive knowledge about these fields.
My Favorite Course:
China and International Law Seminar – that addresses Chinese social, cultural, legal and political issues and its position in the world.
My Favorite Philadelphia Moment:
There were so many – LL.M. ‘06 graduation party, day trip to the New Jersey shore after the summer, 258 parties, hosting my dear classmates with authentic Chinese food, and the entire LL.M. year.
What I’m Most proud of:
To be a member of LL.M. Class of 2006 and its Vice President serving our class for entire academic year.
My Extracurricular Activities at Penn Law:
Mountain biking in Fairmount Park, XC skiing in the city, enjoying the world-class performing arts at Kimmel Center, browsing the art works at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
My Favorite Place or Activity on the University Campus:
Buck’s County Café, Cosi, the Law School Courtyard, the Button, Penn Bookstore.