Margaret W. Wong, JD ’76, a prominent immigration lawyer
(center front) 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