Firas Trabulsi

Hometown: Saudi Arabia

Degree: LLM

Why did you choose UH Law? UH considered one of the top 100 law school in the US. Plus it’s in Hawaiʻi.

What were you doing before you started Law School? I was working as an associate attorney in international law firm in Saudi Arabia.

Where are you headed after you graduate? I’ll go back to Saudi Arabia and work as a lawyer, either in a big company or a law firm.

Describe UH Law in three words.  Amazing, Valuable, Open-Minded

Where can we find you when you're not in class? You can find me in one of the seafood restaurants enjoying a poke (a fish delicacy).

What advice would you give to an entering law student?  Be yourself. Trust in your ability. Enjoy your time while you are a student.

What surprised you most about UH Law?  I was surprised by how all professors are friendly and it’s so easy to ask them questions.

What do you like most about UH Law?  There is a feeling of being one family.  Everyone is working to help us to succeed.

Students Speak

  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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”
  • 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 do you wish someone had told you before you started law school? Read what you want to before you go to law school.”
  • Law school teaches me valuable skills while constantly presenting challenges which test and try my abilities.”
  • 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 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.”
  • There are a lot of fun events, panels, and speakers. These events help you learn more about the law profession and also help you get to know your classmates. While you will need time to study, make some time for these events too.””