Yizhen “Aminah” Ding is a proud believer of faith, grit, and commitment.

Aminah attended China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China, where she earned a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Journalism, and received Honors on both of her graduation theses. She played right winger for the University’s Women’s Soccer Team and was awarded the Scholarship for Outstanding Competition Groups when she won the Beijing Women’s College Soccer League with her teammates. Aminah was also the Captain of the Women’s Soccer Team of the School of International Law.

Inspired by Hamilton, the musical, and fascinated by the spirit of democracy that the American jury trial system entails, Aminah traveled across the ocean to attend law school in the United States. Aminah started as the only international student at Baylor Law School and graduated in February 2023 after completing three Professional Tracks: Fiduciary Litigation, Estate Planning and Business Planning. While in law school, Aminah earned Dean’s List recognition, scored High A in Contracts Drafting & Negotiations, completed in-house externship at the legal department of Magnolia in Waco, Texas and contributed to the recent expansion of the Magnolia Market at Silos. In her third year of law school, Aminah was the Research Assistant for Baylor Law’s signature trial advocacy program, Practice Court. She was also a member of the Order of Barristers and the Transactional Competition Team.

Aminah is most proud of her pro bono services during her time at Baylor Law School. Aminah volunteered at the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic where she collaborated with attorneys to provide legal consultations for veterans on a wide variety of legal issues. Aminah also drafted wills and coordinated will ceremonies for indigent clients at the Baylor Law Estate Planning Clinic.

Aminah is an avid road trip traveler and a passionate “foodie.” When she is not zealously advocating for clients, she also enjoys watching soccer and studying Traditional Chinese Medicine.

As a native Mandarin speaker and a former legal journalist, Aminah understands how language barriers can dissipate access to justice. At the Ferguson Law Firm, Aminah is dedicated to utilizing her interdisciplinary background and bilingual skills to serve the underrepresented communities in Southeast Texas.