|SAUDI ARABIA-Mosaid graduated from King Saud University with a B.A. in Law in 2006. He worked briefly as a law clerk at a law firm called Dar Almuhamat in Riyadh. In 2007, he was awarded a scholarship from the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education to study law in the U.S. To prepare himself for the LL.M. Program, Mosaid has taken intensive English courses at the Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and at the University of Hawai‘i. After completing the LL.M. Program, Mr. Altamimi plans to return to Saudi Arabia and work as an attorney.|
|NORWAY-Remi is finishing his last year of a 5-year Masters' degree in Law at the University of Bergen. Previously, he studied Sociology at the University of Bergen and will be earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology after finishing Law School. Remi founded the rowing team at the school’s faculty of law and has an interest in International Ocean Law and Environmental Law. He hopes that the focus on these areas will give him the opportunity to work not only in Norway, but also in other countries. One of his primary goals for the future is opening his own business.|
|CAMBODIA-Malin earned his LL.B from Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh in 2000, and an LL.M from Nagoya University in Japan in 2005. His LL.M. research area was on Political & Bureaucratic Reform in Cambodia in Comparative Perspective with Japan. In 2002, he earned second bachelor’s degree in English Teaching, from the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He is currently a government official at the Office of the Council of Ministers of Cambodia and also a Full-time Professor of Law and Politics at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), which is the first international university in Cambodia and the only university with all of its courses taught in English. After the LL.M. Program, Malin seeks to be a leader in the Government Administration of Cambodia, while remaining in the academic area.|
|BOLIVIA-Sandra is a Bolivian attorney who earned her degree in 1994 from the Catholic University of La Paz - Bolivia. In her country she worked mainly in the areas of International Development and International Affairs, first in World Vision Bolivia and later on as a Diplomatic Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bolivia. Here in Hawai‘i she worked at Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i, where she realized her need to further her understanding and knowledge of the American legal system. Once she earns her degree, she is interested in pursuing a career in the Department of State or USAID.|
|SWITZERLAND-Christian earned his Master of Laws degree at the University of Freiburg i.Ue in Western Switzerland in 2001. The following year, he began an internship with a law firm in Zug, Switzerland. After clerking for the Adminstrative Court of the Canton Zug in 2003, he passed the bar and was admitted to work as a notary public in Zug. He then joined Nick & Ineichen in Zug, as an associate, providing legal services to an international clientele. Furthermore, he entered the J.D. Program at University of Berne. Eichenberger practices law mainly in the fields of litigation and transactions including real estate law. His doctoral thesis focuses on real estate law in addition to notarial law. After receiving his LL.M. at UH, he seeks to return to Nick & Ineichen in Zug, Switzerland.|
|NORWAY-Kjetil is taking his last year of a five-year Master’s degree in Law at the University of Bergen as an exchange student on the L.L.M. program. Kjetil plans to focus on International Law, and is also planning to write his Master’s thesis this year. After finishing his year at the University of Hawai‘i, he plans to spend two more years, completing a Master’s degree in auditing and accounting. After Kjetil has finished studying, he plans to get some work experience before starting up his own business.|
JAPAN- Kayo has worked as a paralegal for the past fiver years with the Law Office of Carmen DiAmore-Siah, an immigration attorney in Honolulu. Ms. Loveless has gained practical experience in handling various kinds of visa applications. In processing visas, she corresponds with the USCIS, Embassies/Consulates, and the National Visa Center. Ms. Loveless earned a Bachelor’s degree in law from Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan in 1999 and continued on to earn a Master of Laws degree in 2001. After completing the LL.M. Program at UH, Ms. Loveless plans to keep working in the field of immigration with a broader knowledge of the U.S. legal system.
CYPRUS-Christina was born in the United States, but also has citizenship in Cyprus. She earned her bachelor’s degree in the Law and European Studies (L.L.B) from Kingston University London in 2008. She is very interested in criminal law. After receiving her L.L.M., Ms. Michailidis seeks to enter the J.D. program at the University of Hawai‘i and then to practice law in the United States.
|INDONESIA-Jay earned his Bachelor of Law degree with a specialization in International Law at the Faculty of Law in Trisakti University in 2003. Since then he has worked for several multi-national corporations and reputable law firms. His latest work, prior to his study at the University of Hawai‘i, is as a corporate and litigation lawyer specializing in mining, take overs, licensing and environmental law. He passed the Indonesian bar exam in 2007. After completing his LL.M, he intends to work for the United Nations or a non-governmental organization.|
|NORWAY-Jan has completed four years of a five-year Master`s degreee in Law at the University of Bergen, Norway. He will finish the last year as an exchange student on the LL.M. program. Jan plans to focus on Contracts, Corporate Finance, International Business Transactions, Environmental Law and Real Property, and is also planning to write his Master`s thesis this year. In the fall of 2007 he had a traineeship at the law firm Pricewaterhousecoopers in Bergen, Norway. They will welcome him back after finishing his Master`s degree in Law.|
|JAPAN-Yukiyo graduated from Keio University with a dual degree in law and Southeast Asian Studies. She has been working for a real estate firm in Tokyo which provides rental and relocation services for non-Japanese companies in Japan. Through her work, she gained practical experience by handling various legal issues faced by foreigners residing in Japan. She intends to focus on business law and seeks to work in the real estate industry after completing the LL.M. Program.|
|THAILAND-Phatchara received his LL.B. from the Law Faculty of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. During his four years of study, he participated in many academic activities. In April and May 2006 he did an internship in the Legal Department of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after which he became interested in International Laws, especially International Commercial Laws. After receiving his LL.M. Mr.Udomsin hopes to continue his education in Law in the U.S.|
|TAIWAN-Aijo earned her LL.B in 2007 at the National Taiwan University College of Law. She is very interested in native Hawaiian Rights as she is a native Taiwanese herself. She has worked as a legal assistant of TaoYuan County Rights Association, which works to preserve aboriginal reservation areas and defend the human rights of aborigines. She would like to learn different aspects of native Hawaiian rights, which she hopes to adapt to the legal environment back in Taiwan. After the LL.M program, she wants to enter the J.D program at University of Hawai‘i to obtain wider perspective of the U.S. legal system.|