Center for Women in Law

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August 14, 2013

Center for Women in Law Student Intern Emily Stegich and University of Texas 3L Yingying Zeng Awarded 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship

Center for Women in Law Student Intern Emily Stegich and University of Texas School of Law student Yingying Zeng have been awarded a 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship. Fellows are competitively selected based on academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to American Bar Association and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship winner will receive the guidance of a mentor, who is taken from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s Margaret Brent Award Winners and Commissioners.

Emily Stegich attended Southern Methodist University for her undergraduate education, graduating with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Financial Economics, a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Public Policy, and a minor in Psychology. While at SMU, Emily interned for United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and was the recipient of the 2010 University Achievement Award and the Wallace F. Lovejoy Memorial Award for Economics. At the University of Texas School of Law, Emily serves as Co-President of the Women’s Law Caucus and President of the Action Committee for Career Services. In addition, Emily is an intern at the Center for Women in Law. After law school, Emily plans to practice corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.

Yingying Zeng studied at the University of Science and Technology of China, where she received the prized Guo Moruo Scholarship. After graduating, Yingying came to the United States to obtain a Master’s degree in molecular medicine, enabling her to work as a research scientist for 7 years for pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Roche. Yingying then took time off to focus on raising her family. When her second child was 2 years old, she decided to pursue a career in law and became a student at the University of Texas School of Law. Earlier this year, Yingying and her teammate won the national championship in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition, where students are given the opportunity to argue in front of a panel of Federal Circuit judges.

The Center for Women in Law congratulates Emily and Yingying on this well-deserved honor.