Class of 2021
Mr. Jamal Ibrahim Altahir
Mr. Altahir earned his first legal degree from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. Upon arrival in the United States, he attended the University of Washington School of Law to receive his master’s degree in National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law. He is passionate about human rights and speaks five languages.
Mr. Ching Yu Chuang
Mr. Chuang is a graduate of Soochow University School of Law in Taipei. During this time, he worked for a judicial reform foundation and was captain of his volleyball team. He is interested in criminal trial work.
Mr. Landing Dahaba
Mr. Dahaba studied law at the University of the Gambia and earned his first LL.M. degree at the University of Wisconsin. He is passionate about human rights, and is particularly interested in advocating for laws and policies that advance disability rights around the world.
Ms. Ivania Galeano
Ms. Galeano received her bachelor’s degree in law from the Catholic University of Honduras and her master’s in human rights from the National University of La Plata in Argentina. In Honduras, she served as an Officer in the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights. A Fulbright scholar, she is interested in criminal law.
Mr. Juan Hernandez
Mr. Hernandez earned his law degree from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, and then worked as an attorney and negotiator for a national construction firm. For the past decade, he has served as a political organizer. He is interested in business law.
Mrs. Jovelyn Larson
Mrs. Larson studied law at Mindanao State University in the Philippines, after which she came to Minnesota to work as a paralegal. She also received her MBA from Bethel University in St. Paul and then began working as a legal manager for Medtronic. She is interested in corporate law.
Mr. Daniel Lecker
Mr. Lecker attended the University of Graz in Austria for his magister degree in law, during which time he interned for the Roman Catholic Church of Austria. He then began his doctoral degree in law at the University of Salzburg, focusing his research on the United Nations. He is interested in international and comparative law.
Mr. Jongkwon Lee
Mr. Lee attended SungKyunKwan University in Seoul for his bachelor’s in law. He has extensive managerial experience and specializes in marketing and sales strategy. He aspires to become an international transactional lawyer, specializing in finance and negotiations.
Mr. Wei-Han Lee
Mr. Lee completed his master’s from National Taiwan University. He wrote his thesis on the patent law for computer related inventions. He is proficient in several computer programming languages and is passionate about IP and data privacy law.
Ms. Kanika Sao
Ms. Sao graduated from the Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia, where she participated in international competitions for business and arbitration and studied in France for a year. She has worked for the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia. A Fulbright scholar, she is interested in international business law.
Ms. Kamile Sileviciute
Ms. Sileviciute has a bachelor’s degree in law from Mykolas Romeris University in Lithuania. Upon her arrival in the U.S. she participated in the English Language Learners Program at Minnesota State Community Technical College, where she also received an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She is passionate about criminal law.
Mr. Mehmet Turkoglu
Mr. Turkoglu earned his legal degree at Istanbul University. After working for two years at a law firm, he became a research assistant at Suleyman Demirel University in the Public Law department, and then interned for The Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis. He is passionate about human rights and academia.