Global law firm White & Case LLP has awarded its 20th Business Law Scholarship with a €40,000 grant to three students enabling each to continue their studies at a foreign university of their choice.
The Scholarship Program, established in 1995, is unique among Paris law firms due to the level of award and rigorous selection process, and encourages students to internationalize their academic experience. The financial support granted through the Program helps students cover the cost of studying overseas.
This year's jury was chaired by Jean-Luc Boussard, former White & Case Paris managing partner (1992-2000), and included Fabrice Allouche, CEO of CBRE, Martine Wallimann, General counsel of Europcar, France Drummond, associate professor of public law at Panthéon-Assas University and Director of the Master 2 in Tax and Business Law, partner Denise Diallo, partner Brice Engel, Gilles Peigney, former White & Case Paris managing partner (2000-2004), and Tuuli Timonen, one of the 2009 prize winners.
Of the 61 initial applicants 25 were shortlisted and interviewed, with ten candidates invited to meet the members of the jury and present their academic projects. The jury selected three winners: Nelson Dijoux Coquillas, Victor Cracan and Perrine Macorigh.
About the winners
Nelson Dijoux Coquillas, 22, will use his €20,000 grant to go to Berkeley University, California. Nelson is currently a law student in MBA and holds a Master 2 in Business Law at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.
Victor Cracan, 23, will use his €10,000 grant to go to Oxford University, England. He is completing his Master 2 at the Magistère Juriste d’affaires in order to obtain the diploma of Corporate Jurist Diploma (DJCE) at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.
Perrine Macorigh, 23, will use her €10,000 grant to go to UCLA University, California. Perrine is about to complete a double degree at HEC Paris University where she studies International Tax an Legal Strategy, and at Paris 1 University where she follows a specialization in Business and Tax Law.
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