Nicole

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.

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.”
  • 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.”
  • I would describe my law school classmates as “social characters.” Everyone came to this law school from many different places, financial backgrounds, and ethnicities.”
  • 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.”
  • I chose UH because they offer a specialization in Criminal law. The other reason is the fact that I wanted to live in Hawai'i.”
  • 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.””
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”