August 8, 2010: Summer Cha Xu with Xiaowen Qiu from Sidley Austin
On August 8, 2010, CBLA held the "Summer Cha Xu," an inaugural Mentorship Program event held at the home of Xiaowen Qiu, a Sidley Austin partner. The topic of the afternoon was "How to Succeed as a Minority Professional." Over Long Jing tea and afternoon tea treats, Xiaowen led discussions on some of the biggest challenges facing minority professionals in the workplace, including in promotion and devel-opment. Over a dozen attendees from law firms, banks and other financial institutions shared their personal experiences and discussed ways to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
As part of the Mentorship Program, CBLA directorAlex Yong Hao invited the Chinese J.D. students at Northwestern University School of Law to a dinner on August 13, 2010 in Chicago. The attendees discussed a wide range of issues of common interest to Chinese J.D. students. The event was organized by Jason Xianglin Wu, who recently obtained his J.D. from Northwest-ern.