Hometown: Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Degree: Bachelor's degree in Law from King Abdulaziz UniversityWhy did you choose UH Law?
Why did you choose UH Law?
I chose UH Law for its good reputation that I heard from other Saudi UH graduates and because of its unique location in Hawaii.
What were you doing before you started your LLM?
I was working in the legal department in a tourism company under the supervision of a training attorney. I was drafting and reviewing company contracts and representing the company in court. After leaving the company I practiced law serving individual clients until I got a scholarship from Saudi Arabian government to study law in the U.S.
Where are you headed after you graduate?
I intend to work in the legal department of a government agency or in a law firm.
Describe UH Law in three words?
Inspirational, Unique and Motivated.
Where can we find you when you're not in class?
You can find me playing with my daughter at home, swimming and surfing in Waikiki beach or in the restaurants, trying different food.
What advice would you give to an entering law student?
Be qualified, be prepared, ask if you don't understand, and trust yourself.
Where is your favorite place to study?
In my bedroom and in the library.
What Law School organizations/activities are you involved in?
I enjoyed the trip hiking to the top Diamond Head with Dean Soifer!
What surprised you most about UH Law?
How the mix of students from different countries and multicultural backgrounds all study together in the same school.
What do you like most about UH Law?
I like how UH Law invites actual state and federal judges to hold real hearings in the Moot Court Room to allow students to see what actually happens in court.