Charles Fasi II

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Degree: BA, Economics, University of Southern California, 2009

Why did you choose UH Law?
I chose UH Law because I knew that I wanted to live and practice in Hawaiʻi. Also, UH provides a perfect combination of a great atmosphere, rigorous academics, and supportive professors and peers who really want to see you succeed.

What were you doing before you start Law School?
After graduating from college, I held a sales position selling financial printing services in Los Angeles for about a year. I also worked with the USC School for Early Childhood Education as an administrator in the Executive Director's office. Over the summer, I worked at a restaurant to save up some money for school.

Where are you headed after you graduate?
I think I would like to end up in the court room as a litigator. But who knows, I learn something new every day. There's no telling what will spark my interest next.

What advice would you give to an entering law student?
Study hard, but don't stress. Make time to unwind by doing activities you enjoy. If you like to workout, do it. The school has great on-campus facilities at your disposal.  If you're more into relaxation, have a BBQ at one of the beautiful beaches, they're everywhere! Leave any preconceptions about law or law school at the door, and go into it with an open mind. There's so much to discover and you wouldn't want to have made up your mind before school even begins, would you?

Where can we find you when you're not in class?
At the beach... doing homework.

Students Speak

  • 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”
  • 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.”
  • When I'm not in class, I can most likely be found in the library, it's the best place to study that I know. However if I'm not on campus, I'm usually spending time with friends or family around town, especially trying out the latest restaurants!”
  • I chose Richardson because I know I want to live and practice in Hawaii after I finish school. Richardson provides the best opportunity for networking and connecting with the Hawaii legal community.”
  • As a practicing attorney in Environmental Law in Japan, I was drawn to the strength of the Environmental Law Program at UH. I am striving to earn a specialization in Environmental Law.”
  • American Inns of Court provides law students an opportunity to participate in interactive instruction with local judges and lawyers.”
  • Before I started Law School I taught high school English at my alma mater for a few years. After teaching, I worked with the local organization that managed AmeriCorps programs in American Sāmoa.”
  • Professor Linda Hamilton Krieger’s passion to shake up the status quo in the name of justice is contagious. Believe me – after hearing just one of her speeches, you will have the urge to do something great.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”