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

  • American Inns of Court provides law students an opportunity to participate in interactive instruction with local judges and lawyers.”
  • 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.”
  • 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 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”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • What I like most about UH Law is the open access to our Deans and Professors, the variety of programs and events available to us, and the ability to shape the future of not just our careers, but also our law school.”
  • Law school teaches me valuable skills while constantly presenting challenges which test and try my abilities.”
  • 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 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.”