When I studied law further during college, I became more and more interested in human rights, especially women’s rights and family law. My graduation paper is also about the value of housework. I decided to continue studying law after my graduation, because I did not study it enough, as it’s a second degree. At that time, I decided to came to the States because I think that a JD is both challenging and rewarding. I’m interested in how the States deal with human rights and IP law since both of them are underdeveloped in China. Since I finished my 1L in law school, I’ll continue studying more thoroughly about human rights and IP law.
I’m really excited to have this internship opportunity. I learned a lot from WLC. Both Suzanne (Project Director) and Elena (Legal Advocate) are kind and teach me a lot. I’m grateful and learned a lot about how to talk to the clients to get the information we need. One of the benefits is to meet different people, read their stories, and see how they recover from trauma. It’s really comforting to see their lives getting better. I learned more about how the States are protecting women from domestic violence and other crimes. I also noticed culture’s impact on women’s lives. Sometimes, they will not call the police because of their beliefs. It’s a chance for them to change their lives with the help of this project. I also got the chance to observe a hearing in the courthouse, which is valuable because I learned how hearings work during COVID-19. It’s a great pleasure to work with MEDOVI this summer.