Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Class of 2020
Yilun studied mathematics at UC Berkeley and was a bond trader before law school. While attending Chicago-Kent full time, Yilun is also studying part-time at the University of Chicago for his M.S. in Computer Science. His areas of interest include AI in transactional law, blockchain, and data privacy.
Yilun finished his judicial externship at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. As a first-generation immigrant, Yilun enjoyed drafting briefs before the Board of Immigration Appeals during his externship at the USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel.
In addition to traditional legal work, Yilun interned at HBR Consulting in spring 2019 where he applied predictive analytics such as machine learning techniques to evaluate legal risks. In summer 2019, Yilun started a 7-month internship at Baker McKenzie as its first Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) intern.