Honoree

Tongkui Ju

AWARDS

Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion (2013)
Alumni reception in Shanghai
Location: China
Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie

BIOGRAPHY

Tongkui Ju is a distinguished jurist in China. A 1949 graduate of the Maurer School of Law, Ju has fostered close ties to IU and the Maurer School for more than three decades, hosting students in its alumni shadow program and assisting those hoping to connect with other IU alumni and lawyers in Shanghai.

Ju, also a graduate of Soochow University, has served as a judge in Shanghai District Court and played a key role in the reorganization of the Shanghai Lawyers' Association. He worked on several of the largest joint-venture and private-direct investment activities in China as a senior attorney there.

In 1982 Ju represented the Shanghai Pharmaceutical Industrial Corp. in successful joint venture negotiations with Squibb Corp., which was the first American drug company to establish such a joint venture in China. He also served as a visiting researcher at the Research Institute of Legal Science at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science.