The next entry in our Friday series — Friday’s Legal Memo, an In-depth Look at the Law — educates us on how capital punishment is administered in China.
Its author is our invaluable legal intern, Sin-Ting Mary Liu, and her qualifications for providing us with this trusted work are:
EDUCATION & TRAINING
JURIS DOCTOR CANDIDATE, Nova Southeastern University, Expected Graduation 2010
GPA – 3.72
Class Rank – 5 (Top 2%)
• Dean’s List
• Fall 2007 Highest Grade Award -Legal research and writing
• Spring 2008 Highest Grade Award -Legal research and writing
• ILSA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW, Staff Member – editing, source pulling, and Bluebooking multiple journal articles
• Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center Merit Scholarship Award
• Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) – Member
• American Bar Association (ABA) – Student Member
• Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) – Member
Special Areas of Legal Interest
• Criminal Law
• Employment Law
• Family Law
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ADVERTISING, University of Florida, 1994
• Minor in East Asian Languages and Literature
DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING COURSE, 1997 – 1998
RUDEN McCLOSKY May 2009 – July 2009
Summer Associate Law Clerk
• Conducted research and analyzed case law with client issues in various legal disciplines, including but not limited to employment law, real estate, class actions, and evidence.
• Drafted legal memorandums, outlines, critical date schedules, interrogatories, requests for production, and answers to interrogatories.
• Researched and determined the constitutionality of the proposed Academic Freedom Act for a pro bono assignment. Presented findings to the Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”). Executive Summary will be published by ADL.
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY-SHEPARD BROAD LAW CENTER May 2008 – April 2009
Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant
• Assisted professor with first-year students in the Legal research and writing class.
• Assisted students with legal research and writing problems.
• Designed and developed a legal research and writing problem for future students, including writing the model answers.
• Tested viability of a different prospective legal research and writing problem.
• Assisted in researching, editing, fact-checking, and Bluebooking professor’s Law Review article concerning the value and future of unpublished opinions (published in the 2009 MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW).
ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 2008 Summer Candidacy Program
• Researched and wrote an article titled: Corruption in China’s Death Penalty System — The Deceptive Use of Mobile Death Vans and Falun Gong Prisoners for Organ Harvesting in the Black Market.
• Accepted as a Staff Member for the Journal
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Thirteen years of professional experience in the employment, management consulting, biotechnology, ecommerce, high-tech consulting, utilities, and publishing industries. Extensive experience consulting, negotiating, interviewing, and leading seminars and workshops. Former clients and employers include Liberty Power Corporation, Cord Blood America, TMP Worldwide, CPG Solutions, and The Curtiss Group International. Positions held include Director of Client Relations, Senior Career Consultant, Senior Placement Specialist, Business Development Manager, and Editor-in-Chief.
Languages — Bilingual in English and conversational Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
Computer — Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, Legal Scholarship Network, WorldCat, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop.
Personal — Runner with the Boca Raton Road Runners Club since 2005 (Medaled 10th in the 2005 PAL Holiday Mile race), editor of monthly newsletter for A Physical Therapist, Inc., and editor of FADING TOWARD ENLIGHTENMENT (published by Missing Man Press).