Nancy Xiaoyu Liu joined the Fasken team as a student in the summer of 2018 after completing her third year as an advanced-standing student in the B.C.L. / LL.B. program at McGill University. Following the successful passage of the Quebec Bar exam, Nancy is starting her articling in July 2020. She has also successfully passed the Chinese National Judicial Examination and obtained the Chinese Legal Professional Qualification Certificate in 2010.
Before pursuing law at McGill, Nancy completed an LL.M. in international business law at the University of Montreal with a substantial merit scholarship in 2012. Nancy also holds a business administration degree, a bachelor in Chinese law and an LL.M. with a business law specialization at Nankai University in China. During her studies in China, she published academic papers on IMF reform and Limited Partnership PE Funds. One of these papers won the national prize at the Symposium of Financial Development and Financial Law in the Context of the International Financial Crisis in 2009. In addition, she worked as a legal broadcast journalist at the Tianjin People’s Broadcasting Station.
Nancy is also actively involved in the Montreal community. She has volunteered at the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations, the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and the Concordia Student Union Legal Information Clinic. Besides, she has headed a workshop on partnership and corporate law and a workshop on residential leasing at Service à la famille chinoise du Grand Montréal.
Aside from law, Nancy enjoys travelling, keeps active through biking and swimming, and is also an alumna of the Student Choir of Nankai University.