Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany
Degree: Diploma of Law - University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2010
Why did you choose UH Law? My desire is to work internationally and the UH Law school offered the best fusion of both American and Asian Law.
What were you doing before you started Law School? I collaborated on various international contracts for Mercedes-Benz at their Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.
Where are you headed after you graduate? After graduation, I am heading back to Germany.
Describe UH Law in three words. 'Ohana, Diverse & Stimulating
How would you describe your classmates? The student body has been gracious and keeps a good balance between academics and social engagements.
Where can we find you when you're not in class? I enjoy all outdoor sporting activities, therefore you will most likely find me at a beach or a park near the Ocean.
What advice would you give to an entering law student? Don’t get behind and enjoy every second…time passes quickly!
What Law School organizations/activities are you involved in? Pacific Asian Law Student Organization (PALSO), Intramural Basketball
Where is your favorite place to study? At home. My desk faces the ocean!
What surprised you most about UH Law? How many numerous outside activities, talks, and events are organized.
What do you like most about UH Law? The close connections that develop between the professors and students and among my classmates.
Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany
I would describe my law school classmates as “social characters.” Everyone came to this law school from many different places, financial backgrounds, and ethnicities.”
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.”
I returned to Hawaiʻi in 2009 to work for a Senator at the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. My two years working at the Senate enhanced my desire to become involved with Hawaii's legal community and pursue a career in law.”
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!”
Keep the balance and communication open with your loved ones. You'll hear this 1000 times but it really is important.”
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 think I would like to end up in the court room as a litigator. But who knows, it's my first year and I learn something new every day. There's no telling what will spark my interest next.”
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.”
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.”
It's the total package for me. I am able to attend law school at home, be around my family and friends, watch my nephew grow, dance hula, and be a part of a really special community at Richardson.”