Tian Zhang

Tian is a 1L at Georgetown Law in Cohort 7 of the Business Law Scholars program. He’s currently a summer associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in their Houston office, where he aspires to work on financial restructuring and M&A law. As part of his long-term goals, he is looking to acquire transferable legal skills to aid early stage start-ups. On campus, he is a RISE fellow and serves on the executive board of the First Generation Student Union. He is also an active member of CFLO, APALSA and the Howdy Hoyas Texas Club.


Tian graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in 2014 with an Associate of the Royal Conservatory in Piano Performance with Honors, where he placed first out of twenty competitors in the 2013 Kiwanis Toronto Music Festival For the performance of Chopin’s “Revolutionary Étude”.

At the University of Ottawa, he received a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors in 2022. He was a Varsity E-Sport “League of Legends” Athlete and participated in the 2020 Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Prior to law school, Tian was a Piano and Guitar Instructor at Sonata Music School, where he prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. He was a Research Assistant for DeFi at the University of Ottawa and conducted ancillary research on topics such as international trade laws, global financial systems and Ethereum, pertaining to the needs of PhD candidates in DeFi research group. He founded, and was the Chief Operating Officer for, Bet-It! Inc. The company developed a “social” prediction market application for peers to host friendly bets on real world events and doubled as an oracle for the Ethereum blockchain in the process.

Beyond Law School

Tian is from Toronto, Canada. In his free time, he enjoys playing and writing music, watching hockey, and playing E-sports.

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Royal Conservatory of Music, Associate of the Royal Conservatory, Piano Performance, 2014

University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Commerce, Honors, 2022

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, Anticipated 2026