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

  • 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 consider the program as a pioneer on the frontier of legal education. One gets to experience the best of legal education while maintaining a critical eye on the process as a whole.”
  • 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.”
  • I was under the impression that law school was a ruthless numbers game, but I've seen for myself that even lawyers 40+ years out from Richardson will stop each other on the streets in downtown to reminisce about their time in school.”
  • 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 do you wish someone had told you before you started law school? Read what you want to before you go to law school.”
  • 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!”
  • Law school teaches me valuable skills while constantly presenting challenges which test and try my abilities.”