Victoria Chen, ICLRS Student Fellow

BYU Law student Victoria Chen bid on the purchase of theme parks in China as part of her summer 2014 externship with the Chinese firm Zhong Lun. In addition, she taught a legal writing course to first-year students at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. She concluded her summer externship experience in Hong Kong working for the LDS Area Legal Counsel. “I feel that the Law School’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies sets BYU apart from other law schools,” Chen said. “It is one of the reasons I chose to attend BYU Law, I wanted to be part of its international summer program.” With the variety of projects Chen has worked on this summer, she has gained additional interest in legal fields such as international law, patent law, and international law. One of her favorite projects was helping several missionaries obtain Visas to serve in the area she served in as a missionary. “I enjoyed mapping out the process and analyzing it to see where we might make improvements to help future missionaries,” Chen said.  “Working on a project that helped real people in a cause I am invested in was extremely fulfilling.” Her legal writing class has been the most beneficial to her work this summer. It allowed her to effectively convey information to her supervisors. “Any research I do needs to be compiled into a way that is most helpful to my supervisor,” she said. Chen is pleased with how her summer turned out and believes the experience and connections she gained will help her in her future career.