Hometown: Duesseldorf, Germany

Degree: State examination, University of Bielefeld and Cologne; Phd-Candidate, University of Bochum

Why did you choose UH Law? 

I chose UH because they offer a specialization in Criminal law, which I appreciate. The other reason is the fact that I wanted to live in Hawai'i.

What were you doing before you started your LLM?

I was writing my phd-thesis and working for Clifford Chance as a research assistant. 

Where are you headed after you graduate?

I am heading back to Germany for my legal clerkship.

Describe UH Law in three words. 

familiar, laid back, open-minded

Where can we find you when you're not in class?

Probably at the beach.

What advice would you give to an entering law student? 

Enjoy every minute!!!

Where is your favorite place to study?

In the library of the Law School.

What surprised you most about UH Law? 

That it is so familiar.

What do you like most about UH Law?

Everybody is open-minded, friendly and helpful!!!

Students Speak

  • Keep the balance and communication open with your loved ones. You'll hear this 1000 times but it really is important.”
  • Hawai‘i is home, and the William S. Richardson School of Law is Hawai‘i’s law school. UH Law School alumni include successful practitioners and valuable contributors to Hawai‘i in a variety of other roles.”
  • Entering law school as an Ulu Lehua Scholar was the greatest gift. Our program is a symbol of Richardson’s commitment to social change in Hawai‘i.”
  • UH Law school has not only a good educational program but also diverse cultural environment. I thought I could experience something that I couldn’t get from the Mainland.”
  • I love that I feel at home on campus. The faculty, administration, staff, and students create an inviting, peaceful environment. Everyone is dedicated to your success. I also get to see rainbows on a weekly basis, don’t need to wear a coat and boots durin”
  • What I was most surprised about was the diversity of my 1L class. It’s amazing how many different backgrounds, interests and personalities are represented. ”
  • The UH Law community exemplifies the Hawaiian word “ohana.” Students, faculty, and other staff are very friendly and welcoming. There is no aggressive competition between the students, and the professors are welcoming and accessible.”
  • I was working at the Al Lawati law firm which provides legal service to Oman Oil in Oman. I had previously practiced law in Iran since 2001.”
  • What I like most about UH Law is the open access to our Deans and Professors, the variety of programs and events available to us, and the ability to shape the future of not just our careers, but also our law school.”
  • After reading about law school, I was expecting the professors to publically humiliate the students with the socratic method but it turns out they are quite friendly and even humorous at times.”