Q&A with LL.M. Student Lana Khader: Fulbright Scholar from Palestine
Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of Q&As with incoming Minnesota Law students.
Lana Khader, LL.M. ’19, of Palestine is a Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholar. She has a degree in law from Birzeit University. She has served as a volunteer for the Sawa organization for women and children protection, has been a trainee lawyer, as well as a teaching and research assistant. She recently answered a few questions about her background and her aspirations as she begins the LL.M. program at Minnesota Law.
You are Fulbright scholar. Can you describe how that connects to getting a legal education at Minnesota Law?
Being a Fulbright scholar, I am representing my country at the University of Minnesota. I came all the way to get an in-depth learning about something I am passionate about and I will leave Minnesota with the knowledge that will allow me to be better at what I do.
Why did you choose Minnesota Law?
I chose University of Minnesota for many reasons. This includes the various educational programs that the University of Minnesota offers, the outstanding faculty members and the very interesting opportunities that the law faculty offers such as moot court competitions and legal clinics. Moreover, the diverse community that the University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities have was one of the main reasons which encouraged me to choose this university as diversity enriches a student’s experience.
What do you hope to get out of your LL.M experience?
I hope through this experience I can push myself, test my limits in an international environment and accept new challenges. Also, I hope I can gain more knowledge and experience in the field of international law and human rights and take this knowledge with me when I go back to my home country.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
After graduating, I am planning to go back to Palestine and start working in the human rights field, raise awareness about this concept, and document human rights violations. I will try to use the knowledge I will gain through my LL.M program to make the changes I aim to in the Palestinian society.
What are three words describe you best?
Ambitious, persistent, passionate.