Margaret Wong

Margaret Wong.

Margaret W. Wong, JD ’76, a prominent immigration lawyer, is surrounded by UB Law students from the class of 2012—all recipients of her named scholarships.

Wong pledged $250,000 over five years in support for tuition scholarships, in addition to a $500,000 bequest that she has written into her will. The Margaret W. Wong Scholarships help to attract top students to UB Law.

Wong, an enthusiastic member of the Law School Dean's Advisory Council, notes that she went through law school on a full scholarship, after immigrating to the United States from Hong Kong in the late 1960s. “Without that scholarship, I would not be able to do what I do now,” she says. “I decided now is the time to pay back.”

Wong’s firm successfully handles more than 4,000 cases annually, with offices in five U.S. cities. Highly respected in her field, Ms. Wong has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, philanthropy and volunteerism. She lives in Cleveland with her husband and two children.

Wong is an unabashed proponent of UB Law, saying that too often “we smile to ourselves instead of to the world outside.”