Mr. Shen received his early education in the schools of Shaoshing and later took private instruction under the famous Chinese revolutionary heroine, Chu Ching. Then he studied law at Chekiang College, Soochow University, Shanghai College and later attended the Imperial University, Tokyo.
Yueh-sheng Shen served on the counsel board of the Shanghai Students' Union during the Student Movement in 1919. In addition to being a lawyer he was also a chartered accountant. He was formerly professor of Roman law and Chinese civil law in Shanghai College and Wah Tung, taw College.