Bo J. Peng

Bo Peng

JD, 2020


Favorite Memory from GW Law

I love GW Law and love the time I was here. As a part-time student and because of work, it was hard for me to spend a lot of time on campus, but I have made lasting bonds with so many friends here. There are so many great memories from the IP Munich Study abroad program, or the new students' orientation volunteering, to house parties hosted by professors. Particularly, I love the time that I served with other GW Law students from GW Street Law to explain basic laws to youths at the Youth Services Center in DC. Even though each time we could only spend an hour on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with the youths there, I could sense that these youths were thirsty for others to care and guide for them. I could see in their eyes that they really wished to have someone being a positive role model in their lives.


Favorite Quote

"The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding."

Job 28:28.

"Be grateful, love others, serve others, participate in works that will make a positive impact in the world. "

"We all need bread, but parents, families, and friends are ones we should love the most. Spend time and treasure each moment with them."

With Gratitude

I am who I am today because of my parents and their sacrifices. My parents left everything that they were comfortable with and brought me here to seek better education and better opportunities. They had to restart their lives and to work from the lowest of the lows in the US just so that I could finish college, graduate school, and now law school. Even with all the struggles and challenges they had to endure, they have installed in me the spirit of not just hard work, but loving others, loving life, and being happy and grateful wherever we are. They never once complained about their life. They always wish the best of me. I am lucky and bless to be their son. I am the son of my father and my mother. I am blessed to have supervisors at work who are all very supportive of me attending law school. I also want to thank many GW Law professors, deans, and advisors for guiding me and mentoring me. Dean Whealan always has an open door that allows students like me to easily walk in and seek his guidance and mentoring. When I am lost, I can easily find Katie White for career advice. Her passions in helping students like me have made the world of differences for me and made me less anxious about tomorrow. Certainly, there are so many others I cannot list them all here. But everyone who has passed through my life has made many positive influences in my life. I thank you all.