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

  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Be qualified, be prepared, ask if you don't understand, and trust yourself.”
  • 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 knew my family and I would be happy here, and I've always wanted to live in Hawaiʻi. I was also attracted by WSRSL's small size compared to other Tier One law schools.”
  • 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!”
  • 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.”
  • American Inns of Court provides law students an opportunity to participate in interactive instruction with local judges and lawyers.”
  • I would describe my law school classmates as “social characters.” Everyone came to this law school from many different places, financial backgrounds, and ethnicities.”
  • 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. ”