Mingzhu “Michelle” Li

Mingzhu (Michelle) Li is a third-year law student at New York University. Ms. Li was born in China and moved to New York City when she was fourteen years old. She graduated with honors from Amherst College majoring in Mathematics and Computational Chemistry. At Amherst College, Ms. Li was a member of Sigma Xi Scientific Honors Society; she won the John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship, the Amherst Doshisha Exchange Fellowship in Japan, and was awarded first place in University Language Service Essay Contest. She also won first prize in physics in the “Laureates of Tomorrow: Nobel Essay Contest,” presented by the Consulate General of Sweden, the New York Academy of Sciences, and Nobelprize.org.

At NYU, she was a teaching assistant in contract law and a research fellow for Professor Barry Adler, supporting him in drafting his new contract law casebook. She organized outreach programs as a board member of Immigrant Rights Project and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. She was selected to study European business and arbitration law in Paris. In Paris, she worked in the EU Public Interest Clinic to promote transparency in the EU judicial candidate selection process. She was an editor for NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, and she worked as a summer associate in IP boutique Desmarais LLP. Ms. Li was a summer associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP. She will join the corporate department of Cravath in 2017.