Monday, November 30, 2020


Hi everyone! I’m Xuejun, an LLM student at Loyola, and I’m very happy to be a blogger on the Jury of Peers this year! Since you know absolutely nothing about me, here’s a short recap on some events that have led me to where I am now.

I was born in China but moved to the Netherlands when I was a year old. I grew up in a city thirty minutes away from Amsterdam, and was raised in an international environment. Because of this, I chose to study International and European Law at the University of Groningen after graduating from high school (although I will admit that the prospect of never having to take another maths class also played a part in this decision).

After wrapping up five great years in Groningen (where I did end up taking a finance class, but luckily the maths was relatively simple), I began to work at a project development company.

In September 2019, I was able to attend the annual AIJA Congress (which was truly an excellent experience brought about by a great association). While there, I met lawyers from all around the world, all of whom were extremely passionate about their work in their various legal fields. It was also during the Congress that I met professors from Loyola and decided that Loyola was the place I needed to be.

Outside of law school, I like to read, watch the same four shows on Netflix over and over again, and play Animal Crossing (I’ve logged 250 hours on the game so far, and honestly need to stop, especially because my island legitimately looks a pile of trash even after all the time I’ve sunk into it).

I am now almost three months into my LLM without ever stepping foot on campus (or even on American soil). Despite this school year being online, there have been no small number of events and activities to virtually attend. My journey at Loyola has just begun, and being able to blog on the Jury of Peers is definitely a highlight. I hope you’ll join me as I make my way through law school during this “unprecedented” year!