Daniel Tsai Endows New Georgetown Law Scholarships to Study in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Law Center is delighted to announce the establishment of the D.Tsai Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will provide Georgetown Law's first scholarships available exclusively to students from Taiwan.
Made possible through the generous support of pioneering business leader, philanthropist and Georgetown Law graduate Daniel Tsai, (LL.M. ’79), the new Fund will support an initial 10 full-tuition scholarships to Master of Laws students from Taiwan over the next five years.
Long one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States, Georgetown Law in the past decade has substantially increased international student enrollment, creating a uniquely diverse and globally focused legal community in the heart of the U.S. capital.
“Daniel Tsai’s remarkable generosity will enable us to attract the most talented law students from Taiwan and help us fulfill our commitment to train the next generation of global leaders in law,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Daniel over the past year and I look forward to working with him and our supportive alumni community in Taiwan. Together, we will continue to increase access to Georgetown Law and to expand our engagement in Taiwan and more broadly across Asia.”
Two years after Tsai graduated with a Master of Laws from Georgetown Law in 1979, he joined the property and casualty insurance company of Fubon Group. Since then, Tsai has helped build the company into Taiwan’s second-largest financial holding company, the Fubon Financial Holdings, now a leader in every sector of financial services in Taiwan. He is currently chairman of both Fubon Group and of Taiwan Mobile, as well as, vice chairman of the Asia Business Council and trustee of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society.
Georgetown Law and Taiwan
For decades, Georgetown Law has been welcoming Taiwanese students to its campus near the U.S. Capitol Building and Supreme Court, and graduates now hold top posts in the private sector, government, academia, and the judiciary.
“We are so proud of our Taiwanese alumni – every day, they’re using law to make a profound difference in Taiwan and around the world,” Treanor said.
Much of Georgetown Law’s engagement with Taiwan is run through its Center for Asian Law, one of the premier institutions for the study of Asian Law in the United States. The Georgetown Center for Asian Law regularly hosts visiting scholars both from Taiwan and across Asia, including not just academics but also practicing lawyers, government officials, and judges.
“The Center for Asian Law helps the Georgetown Law community understand what’s happening in Taiwan, and across Asia,” said Georgetown Law Associate Dean and Professor of Asian Legal Studies James V. Feinerman, the Center’s faculty director. “We also serve as a bridge to our Asian colleagues, helping them understand and contextualize developments here in Washington.”
Background on Georgetown Law
Founded in 1870, Georgetown Law will soon celebrate its 150th anniversary of providing exceptional students of diverse backgrounds a preeminent legal education in the U.S. capital. As the largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of courses, externships and other opportunities for hands-on experiential learning in Washington.
Georgetown Law’s world-class faculty includes celebrated theorists and leading practitioners who are actively involved outside of the classroom in writing, interpreting and enforcing the law. They combine deep thinking and scholarship with vast on-the-ground experience at the top levels of the U.S. and international legal and regulatory systems.
For more information on the D.Tsai Scholarship please visit: http://bit.ly/tsaischolarship