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Shao Zhao

Shao Zhao

2020 LMJ Scholar Recipient


Robert Half Legal Scholar
University of California-Berkeley Law School

Shao Zhao’s aspiration for a legal career began when she was 10 and spontaneously picked up a book titled “You and the Law” from a domestic violence shelter she was staying at with her mother. Since then, she has interned at a big law firm (O’Melveny) in high school, graduated cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard College, and held various roles in the legal, social services, and higher education sectors. Her personal experiences as a woman of color who grew up in a single mother household and her professional experiences doing social impact work have helped her understand the importance of pro bono work. She is ready to transition back into the private sector while staying active in the pro bono community. Her primary interests are data privacy law, commercial litigation, and entertainment law. Shao is currently a first year law student at UC Berkeley Law School. She is an associate editor for the Berkeley Business Law Journal and also an associate editor for the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law. She is also a member of the Women of Color Collective and First Generation Professionals.

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