Global law firm White & Case LLP's Paris office has awarded its 22nd Business Law Scholarship, granting a total of €50,000 to four students enabling them to continue their studies at a foreign university of their choice
Established in 1995, the scholarship programme encourages students to gain academic experience abroad and is unique due to the level of award and rigorous selection process. The financial support helps students fund the cost of studying overseas.
The 2016 jury was chaired by Jean-Pierre Zanoto, Advisor to the French Supreme Court, and included Pierre Crocq, Professor at Université Panthéon-Assas and Director of Institute for Legal Studies Pierre Raynaud, Sabrina Benghoune Mene, one of the 2012 prize winners, and Paris-based White & Case partners Philippe Herbelin and Jean-Pierre Picca.
Of the 62 applicants, 22 were shortlisted and interviewed, with ten invited to meet the jury and present their academic projects. The jury selected four winners:
- Julie Martinez, 22, will use her €17,500 grant to go to King's College, London, to study Intellectual Property and Information. Julie holds a bachelor's degree "juriste européen" after a triple university course in French, German and English Laws with Université Panthéon-Assas. She is about to complete her master's degree/LL.M in Business Law at Humboldt Universität in Berlin.
- Anna Weinberger, 25, will use her €17,500 grant to go to Georgetown (Washington, DC). After a career as an athlete, she attended a double university course in International Business Law (Université Panthéon-Assas) in France and in Vietnam. Anna has just completed her Master's degree in International Arbitration from Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
- Thibault Sire, 24, will use his €10,000 grant to go to King's College, London, to study Competition Law. He holds a Master's degree in International Tax and Law strategy from HEC. Thibault is also about to complete a Master's degree in Business Law and Tax from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- Jean-Philippe Coiffard, 22, will use his €5,000 grant to go to Oxford University to study Business and Finance. After passing the CRFPA Law School entry test from Université Panthéon-Assas, he is completing his Master's degree in Business Law and Tax at the Magistère des Juriste d'affaires from the same university.
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