Jones Day FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Jones Day been in China?

Jones day is the largest law firm in the United States and one of the ten largest law firms in the world. Jones Day operates 43 offices globally and represents almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500 companies. We opened our Shanghai office in 1999 and our Beijing office in 2003, and has been advising clients in the Greater China market for more than 20 years.

What are Jones Day's practices and strengths in China?

The Jones Day China Practice advises both Chinese and international clients on both inbound and outbound investments, commercial and other cross-border legal matters and projects . Our practice areas include foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, anti-trust, intellectual property, finance, capital markets, complex business dispute resolution, government investigations and cross-border white-collar criminal defense.

Our lawyers have advised on some of the largest commercial transactions and financings undertaken by Chinese companies and have also assisted many Chinese corporate and individuals on high profile governmental investigations and prosecutions by the US government, including such landmark cases as advising Dr. Wen Ho Lee in relation to the US government’s allegations of nuclear espionage and negotiating settlements with the US government for Chinese state-owned enterprises and financial institutions.

What is the Jones Day International Legal Fellowship?

 Since Jones Day’s founding in 1893, we have been focusing on identifying, developing, and nurturing outstanding lawyers, and the Jones Day Fellowship is designed to identify and support outstanding legal talents in China. Since 2001, Jones Day has awarded a total of 219 Fellowships and over 3 million Renminbi of scholarships to those exceptional law students in China.

Who are the previous Fellowship winners?

 To date, the 219 Jones Day Fellowship winners have come from many of the top Chinese universities, including:

  • China Foreign Affairs University (外交学院)
  • China University of Political Science and Law(中国政法大学)
  • East China University of Politics and Law (华东政法大学)
  • East China University of Science and Technology (华东理工大学)
  • Fudan University (复旦大学)
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大学)
  • Peking University (北京大学)
  • Renmin University of China (中国人民大学)
  • Tsinghua University(清华大学)
  • Shanghai International Studies University (上海外国语大学)
  • Shanghai University (上海大学)
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economy (上海财经大学)
  • Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (上海对外经贸大学)
  • Tongji University (上海同济大学)University of International Business and Economics(对外经济贸易大学)

Who can apply for the Fellowship?

The competition is open to all graduate students and undergraduates third year and above studying law at universities in Shanghai and Beijing. Previous Jones Day International Legal Fellowship winners are not eligible for consideration.

When is the deadline for applying for the Fellowship?

 The deadline for applying for the Fellowship is April 19, 2019. Applicants must ensure that their application arrives at the Jones Day office in Shanghai or Beijing on or before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

How are the winners decided?

We focus on identifying outstanding legal talents, not necessarily on the best academic record. Fellowship winners are chosen not only for their outstanding intellect, but also for their character and potential for working at the highest level of legal practice.

What do the Fellowship winners receive?

2019 Fellowship winners will receive a RMB22,000 scholarship, a Jones Day Fellowship certificate and a Jones Day internship with our Beijing or Shanghai Office.

Note to all applicants:
Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If any evidence of dishonesty is found, the applicant will be disqualified from this year’s and future Fellowships, and their University will be informed.

How do I apply for the Fellowship?

The application period for the 2019 Fellowship will begin in March 2019 and end on April 19, 2019. To apply, please download the Application Form from the Jones Day website.

Completed applications must be received by mail, by personal delivery or by email to the Jones Day Shanghai or Beijing office.


Ms. Fran Jiang (姜凡)
Jones Day Fellowship 2019
美 国 众 达 律 师 事 务 所
邮 编: 100004
Phone: 010.5866.1120


Ms. Cissy Jiang (姜晓雯)
Jones Day Fellowship 2019
美 国 众 达 律 师 事 务 所
邮 编: 200002
Phone: 021.2201.8008

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