Jones Day has announced the commencement of its Jones Day International Legal Fellowship, for the 2008-2009 academic year. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Jones Day will award grants to students to encourage the study of law in China.
The 2009 fellowship awards will be given to law students from selected universities in China. Each winner will receive RMB15,000. Jones Day grants these fellowships in the hope that each recipient will use the monies to support his education and experience in whichever legal area he chooses to pursue.
The Jones Day International Legal Fellowship was born out of the firm's dedication to legal development in China. Since 2001, Jones Day has awarded 65 fellowships to legal students in Shanghai from nine different Shanghai universities and has awarded 30 fellowships to legal students in Beijing. The competition is open to all graduate students attending selected universities in China and to undergraduate students in their third year and above attending selected universities in China.
Applicants can download the application form from the firm website, www.jonesday.com.
Akio Yamada, former commissioner and secretary-general of the Japan Fair Trade Commission, has joined Jones Day's Tokyo Office as a senior advisor in the Antitrust & Competition Law Practice.
Between 1967 and 2008, Mr. Yamada held a number of key positions at the Japan Fair Trade Commission, notably as secretary-general from 2000 to 2003 and as a commissioner from 2003 to 2008. He also was an adjunct instructor at the Chuo University Graduate School of Law and an affiliated professor at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Law. In addition to his role at Jones Day, Mr. Yamada recently assumed the position of affiliated professor at Doshisha University Faculty of Law and its Graduate School of Law, and at Waseda School of Commerce.
Three of Jones Day's partners have been named to the Daily Journal's 2009 list of Top 25 intellectual property portfolio managers in California. Anthony Insogna, partner-in-charge of Jones Day's San Diego Office, Dale Rieger, Ph.D., partner in the San Diego Office, and Rahul Pathak, Ph.D., partner in the Silicon Valley Office, were all named to the elite annual list of the most highly regarded lawyers in the state who advise clients in the management of their IP portfolios or patent prosecutions.