Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced the winners of the 2012 White & Case Business Law Scholarship. A total of €33,000 was granted this year, enabling the successful participants to continue their studies at a foreign university of their choice.
The Scholarship Program, created in 1995, is one of the first private initiatives to encourage students to internationalise their academic background. The participants presented their candidacy at White & Case's office on 5 June 2012 and were invited to meet the members of a jury presided by Philippe Terneyre, associate professor of public law at Pau University, and composed of Emmanuel Boussard, co-founder of Boussard & Gavaudan Gestion; Pierre Minor, general counsel of Crédit Agricole; Denise Diallo and Jacques Bouillon, partners at White & Case; and Coralie Chaufour, winner of the 2010 Business Law Scholarship. A cocktail was given in the office for the announcement of the final results.
The winners were chosen by the jury from among 10 pre-selected candidates (out of a total of 45), and are, as follows:
(1) Aurélien Loric, who received a grant of €10,000 to go to Columbia University, N.Y. Loric obtained a Master 2 in Business and Tax Law, and is also a graduate from the DJCE of the Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.
(2) Flore Poughon, who received a grant of €8,000 to go to the University of California, Berkeley Law School. Poughon graduated from the EFB and holds both a Master 2 in Corporate and Tax Law and a Master's degree (magistère) in Management Accounting, Tax and Business Law from the Université Aix-Marseille.
(3) Bruno Pousset, who received a grant of €8,000 to go to the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Pousset earned a Master 2 in Europe and Business Law, and graduated from the DJCE of the Université Rennes I. He is currently enrolled at l’Ecole des Avocats du Grand Ouest, Rennes University.
(4) Sabrina Benghoune, who received a grant of €7,000 to go to Toronto University. Benghoune graduated from the DJCE of the Université Montpellier I.
White & Case partner Denise Diallo, who oversees the scholarship program, warmly congratulated the four winners and praised, as did other members of the jury, the quality of the applications received this year. Since its creation, 48 students have benefited from the White & Case Business Law Scholarship.
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