Mojtaba Fallah

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Degree: LLB

Why did you choose UH Law? It is located on the best island in the world and it has high ranking among law schools in US.

What were you doing before you started Law 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.

Where are you headed after you graduate? I am seeking to enter an SJD program and take the bar exam in NY. Then I will return to Oman to work in Sultan Qaboos University and Oman Oil.

Describe UH Law in three words. Diverse, Promising, Friendly

How would you describe your classmates? Friendly and easy going. Some of them are a little modest. A variety of different law experts from around the world.

Where can we find you when you're not in class? In my apartment busy cooking Persian dishes.

What do you wish someone had told you before you started? Find someone from your country and ask for some tips . Be careful about housing and choosing your classes.

What Law School organizations/activities are you involved in?  Kapiolani Community College international student ministry, Ka Lamakua organization, Roshan Culture and Heritage Institute

Where is your favorite place to study? The Law Library

What surprised you most about UH Law? Friendly professors and keen students and easy-going staff

What do you like most about UH Law? UH Law has made a bright way for me to choose exactly what I should do to fulfill my dreams.

Students Speak

  • The student body has been gracious and keeps a good balance between academics and social engagements.”
  • Be qualified, be prepared, ask if you don't understand, and trust yourself.”
  • There is a feeling of being one family. Everyone is working to help us to succeed.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • What do you wish someone had told you before you started law school? Read what you want to before you go to law school.”
  • 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.”
  • I chose UH Law because I wanted to experience studying in Hawaiʻi, and I learned that the School has an excellent Environmental Law program. My graduate degree fellowship with the East-West Center is also tied with enrollment at UH.”
  • I chose UH Law because Hawai'i is my home and I plan on staying here to practice. Also, as a Hawaiian, I am interested in Native Hawaiian Rights under the law, thus, the program here allows me to explore this interest in great depth.”