Class of 2014

Saudi Arabia
Adil earned his bachelor’s degree in law from King Abdulaziz University. He also worked for two years in the legal department of a travel company. Under the supervision of a training attorney, Adil drafted and reviewed company contracts and represented the company in court. After leaving the company, Adil practiced law, serving individual clients. Eventually, he decided to study law abroad to help his country develop its legal system. He was awarded a scholarship from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to study English and law in the U.S. He studied English for a year in Oregon before entering the LLM Program. After completing the LLM Program, Adil aims to continue studying towards a doctorate in law.
 
Singapore
Akesh graduated magna cum laude from the law faculty of Singapore Management University. Akesh successfully represented his school at the 8th ICC International Mediation Competition. He also took a number of LLM-level courses whilst on exchange at Maastricht University in his third year, topping the level in International Human Rights Law. He has also worked for two years in the military courts and is a member of the local Cat Welfare Society. Following the LLM program, Akesh, a Liverpool fan, hopes to return to playing football, running his cats’ Facebook page, having dinner at fancy places and watching the sun set with his dog. He also enjoys drama and poetry.
 
Germany
Ann-Kristin has been working as a research associate at Linklaters LLP, an international law firm. She has been involved in the corporate department. Ann-Kristin passed her first state exam and received her Ph.D. at the University of Bielefeld. She has an interest in environmental law and wrote her thesis on the effects of climate change on planning law. During the LLM, she plans to study environmental law and compare the U.S. system to Germany’s. After receiving her LLM degree, she plans to return to Germany to do her legal clerkship and her second state exam and eventually work as an international lawyer.
 
Japan
Brady (Hiroki) earned his bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Fukuoka, Japan. Born in the U.S., Brady is fluent in Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese. He has been studying English at the University of Oregon to prepare for his LLM study. Brady hopes to gain a solid understanding of the U.S. legal system and use his multi-lingual ability toward becoming an international lawyer, working between the U.S. and Asia. He plans on pursuing the LLM Specialization in Business & Commercial Law. Ultimately, his goal is to be certified as a lawyer in both the U.S. and Japan.
 
Chile
Carolina earned a bachelor’s degree in law and a second bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Adolfo Ibanez University in Vina del Mar, Chile. Upon graduation she worked in a maritime company, specializing in international relations. This experience motivated her to move to Maui to improve her English skills. Having studied at an Italian high school, Carolina also speaks Italian and Spanish. After receiving her LLM degree, she hopes to pursue a JD degree and practice law in the U.S. Carolina plans to help integrate Chile with other members of the Pacific region, including Hawai'i.
 
Saudi Arabia
Daad earned her bachelor’s degree in law from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. She was awarded a scholarship from the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission to study English and law in the U.S. Practicing law is considered a new occupation for women in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, she has a strong desire to study legislation. Daad’s future visions are completing her LLM degree and continuing on to get a PhD. Moreover, she wants to deliver a clear message about the importance of the lawyer’s role in societies through developing the legal curriculum at the university level in Saudi Arabia.
 
Belgium
Delphine earned a Master’s degree in Law with distinction from the Catholic University of Louvain. She undertook several internships in European non-governmental organizations striving for the rights of persons with disabilities. She also was an advocate working towards the best interests of the community of Deaf sign language users at a non-profit organization in Belgium. Delphine worked on the development of lobbying strategies and the implementation of legal instruments related to disability rights during her internships and job within the scope of international law and human rights, especially the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. After completing the LLM program, Delphine hopes to continue her education and practice law in the U.S. with a specialization in employment discrimination and disability law.
 
Korea
Heerang is a JD student at Inha Law School, located in Incheon, a hub city with an international airport, harbor and free economic zone. Inha is one of the few law schools authorized by the Korean government outside of Seoul. Heerang earned his bachelor's degree of laws (LLB) from Korea University. He is a leader of the Learned Society of Business Laws, which is the biggest club at Inha Law School. It publishes a collection of member's dissertations, which is available at ISSN. Although he is interested in both public legal services and  business law, it seems more fulfilling for him to work as a lawyer in public service. Therefore, after completing the LLM program and graduating from Inha, he wants to become a Korean government employee or a law clerk.
 
Canada
Julie worked as an insurance litigation attorney in Vancouver, B.C., where she gained a wide-range of experience in trial advocacy, negotiation and legal writing and research. She obtained her JD from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and her BA in psychology from the University of British Columbia. Outside work, she has volunteered for various non-profit and charitable organizations. Through the LLM program, Julie will be pursuing a specialization in ocean law and policy she aspires to practice marine conservation law. Currently, Julie is a board member of Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association, an organization dedicated to fostering the use of cross-disciplinary marine science in ecosystem-based marine planning. She will also participate in the East‐West Center Student Affiliate Program at the University.
 
Germany
Katharina passed her first bar examination from the University of Cologne and the higher regional court of Hamm. While preparing for her PhD thesis, she worked as a research assistant at one of the largest law firms worldwide, with about 3,400 legal advisors. The firm covers a wide range of international and domestic cases in capital markets, corporate and M & A, finance and banking, real estate, tax, pensions and employment, litigation and dispute resolution. Katharina joined the healthcare, life sciences and chemicals team. After receiving her LLM degree, Katharina will complete her studies with a legal clerkship in Germany.
 
Spain
Maria Amparo earned a dual degree in Business Administration and Law at the University of Valencia. She plans to focus her career on business and commercial law. She also completed a semester of study abroad at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Recently, Maria completed her mandatory practical training internship in a Spanish law firm that provides mostly tax and legal services to its clients. The firm is part of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, which is a full-service accounting and advisory international firm. After earning her LLM degree, she would like to practice in a law firm in the U.S.
 
Argentina
Maria Florencia earned her LLB from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has practiced law in one of the top law firms in her home town, specializing in administrative, banking, business, labor, maritime, company and commercial law. The firm represents Banco Santander Rio, one of the main banks in Argentina and O.S.E.C.A.C., a major health insurance company, among others. She was responsible for leading cases and served as one of the court solicitors of the firm. Florencia also completed a six-month internship in the Civil and Commercial Court of First Instance in Mar del Plata. After receiving her LLM degree, she hopes to continue her education and practice law in the U.S.
 
Bangladesh
Md. Neyamul earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and an MBA from the University of Dhaka. He also earned a Bachelor of Law (LLB Honors) from the University of London. He is a registered member of the Bangladesh Bar Council and a member of Lincoln’s INN, UK. At present, Neyamul serves under the National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh as a Second Secretary. NBR is the central authority for tax administration, which formulates and appraises tax policies and laws in Bangladesh. Neyamul participates in the Lions International club; Students, Friends & Colleagues forum. He is focused on Business & Commercial Law. After the LLM Program, Neyamul plans to return to Bangladesh to continue working on commercial & tax cases.
 
Saudi Arabia
Mohammed earned his bachelor’s degree in law from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mohammed trained at Azzam Khouj Law Office which is one of the top law offices for commercial cases in Jeddah. Following his training, he worked at Alrajhi Company as a legal advisor. He appeared before general, criminal and administrative courts to represent the company in all legal matters. After the LLM program, Mohammed plans to return to Saudi Arabia to establish a general law office, providing legal advice to resolve disputes and legal cases in all areas of law.
 
Saudi Arabia
Mishal earned his bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University. He worked in a law office, consulting with clients and handling a variety of cases under the supervision of an attorney. Realizing the scarcity of legal professionals in Saudi Arabia, Mishal applied for and was awarded a scholarship from the Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission to study English and law in the U.S. His goal is to gain experience to help him secure a governmental position. Mishal plans to earn an LLM Specialization in International Business & Commercial Law. After the LLM Program, he seeks to pass the bar examination in Saudi Arabia and practice law there.
 
Belgium / Switzerland
Nicole worked as a junior associate in the litigation and arbitration department of VISCHER Ltd., one of the largest law firms in Switzerland with offices in Zurich and Basel. The firm covers a wide range of international and domestic cases in business law, including competition law, life sciences, intellectual property law, litigation, corporate, commercial law and M & A. Nicole earned a Master of Arts in Law & Economics as well as the CEMS Master in International Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and has spent an exchange semester at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. After receiving her LLM degree, Nicole plans to return to VISCHER Ltd., specializing in International Arbitration.
 
Bhutan
Rinchen earned an LLB and a bachelor’s degree in social and legal sciences from Symbiosis Society’s Law College in Pune, India. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in National Laws and is a fellow of the UN Fellowship Program on Disarmament. Serving as the only legal officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan, Rinchen is solely responsible for all legal issues in the Ministry, both domestic and international. She is the main officer overseeing instruments signed and ratified by the government on counter terrorism, disarmament and International Humanitarian and Human Rights issues. After the LLM program, she will continue working in the Ministry and contributing to the advancement of Bhutan’s foreign policy objectives.
 
Canada
Serena earned a bachelor’s degree in law from Université de Montréal  in Canada. A native speaker of English, Serena is also fluent in French and Chinese.  While in college, she spent her summers interning at various law firms in China. Serena also spent a summer working at the Asia-Pacific business group of Heenan Blaikie, the top law firm in Montreal. There she realized the potential for business opportunities between Canada and China. She intends to pursue an LLM Specialization in Business & Commercial Law and focus her career on helping businesses on both sides of the Pacific navigate their respective legal frameworks to achieve commercial success.
 
Korea
Seung-Hee is an associate professor in the Department of Law at Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Introduction to Law, Sexuality and Law, and Media Law to undergraduate students. She is a member of the International Crime Police Committee of the National Intelligence Service in Korea. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from Korea University, and a bachelor’s degree in German Language and Literature from Duksung Women’s University. She also earned a PhD from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. During the LLM program, she aims to broaden her knowledge of U.S. law and to grow her network of contacts to enhance her future academic research.
 

 

Spencer Kimura '96

Director of LLM and Summer Programs
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