Ni Sha
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The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Tax Practice of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law


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Staff Attorney

Ni Sha serves as the Staff Attorney for the Tax Practice, coordinating its pro bono services and community outreach activities, and providing tax and related legal services. As an attorney for more than 12 years in Beijing, China, Ms. Ni brings to the practice her experience in transactions, civil litigation, client relations and law office management. She previous served as a student intern with the clinic, and received her LL.M degree with highest honors from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011.

A graduate of China University of Politics and Science (B.A.), Peking University (J.D.), and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (LL.M), she started her professional career as an associate with Dowway Law Firm in 1998. Ms. Ni's practice was focused on foreign investment, banking, real property and commercial law, providing legal consultation services to European and Chinese investors regarding their investment projects across China. Recognizing her contributions to the firm and her growing expertise in foreign investment and banking laws, she was promoted to the position of Senior Partner in 2003. In addition to directly consulting clients, Ms. Ni was also responsible for mentoring junior associates of the firm and participating in the management of the firm.

In 2010, Ms. Sha Ni joined the LL.M program sponsored by the Beijing Bar Association and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She graduated in 2011 with highest honors. After taking the Tax Procedures and other tax classes at Chicago-Kent, she realized her interest in U.S. and international tax law. She was initially selected for a six-month internship with the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Tax Clinic during the summer of 2011, and then was asked to accept a full-time position as a Legal Assistant and the Community Outreach Coordinator beginning in January of 2012. She was promoted to Staff Attorney and Community Outreach Director in January of 2013, and is primarily responsible for the Tax Practice's English as a Second Language (ESL) services and activities.

Practice Areas


  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, LL.M, 2011
  • Peking University, J.D.
  • China University of Politics and Science, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar, 2012
  • New York State Bar, 2012

Employment Experience

IIT Chicago-Kent Tax Clinic, Chicago, IL (2011-Present)

  • Staff Attorney, Community Outreach Director (2013-Present)
  • Legal Assistant and Community Outreach Coordinator (2012-2013)
  • Student Intern (2011-2012)

Dowway Law Firm, Beijing, China (2002-2010)

  • Senior Partner (2003-2010)
  • Associate (2002-2003)

J & J Law Firm, Beijing, China (1998-2002)

  • Attorney
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