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|(Ms.) Swati Awasthi completed her LLB at Chaudhary Charan Singh University in India and began work as an Associate in the Patent Division of Bharat Dubey & Company, and later joined the Patent Division of Indo American Books in intellectual property protections. Her interest in business and law has brought her to the LLM program, and her goal is to make her family proud by completing the masters and becoming a successful attorney.|
(Ms.) Elizabeth Bazua Rendon completed her LLB in 2001 from Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara and recently worked in the immigration law department of Winsor & Marco, PLC. While in Mexico, she was firm manager for Despacho Juidico Rosales Bricio y Asociados and assisted clients in a wide range of civil, business, corporate, and family legal issues. Ms. Bazua’s goals are to teach in a law school and to support and forward humanitarian and equal opportunity issues in minority communities—local as well as internationally. In the short-term, she looks to work in the public sector on trade law issues in Mexico or the U.S.
|(Ms.) Mariana Castillo Eble completed her LLB in 1999 from the Universidad Argentina "John F. Kennedy," and in 2000 moved to Mexico City as a legal consultant to Capin, Capdevielle y Associates, organizing and directing their Trademark Department. In 2003, she also joined AEDIRMEX as a legal consultant and board member and implemented an Intellectual Property Law Program. In 2006, she moved to Switzerland and performed pro bono with Advokatur and Rechtsberatung TRIAS, in Basel, networking with Latin-American firms, assisting in Argentinean and Mexican cases, and later began work with Novartis Pharma Services. Last year, Ms. Castillo relocated to Tucson and now pursues her academic interests in international law.|
|(Ms.) Maria E. Dabdoub completed her LLB in 2003 from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) with a thesis involving the patenting of human genetic material. She practiced intellectual property law for eight years in Mexico City, and now wishes to research diverse legal issues in academia. She is also interested in the development of Mexican law in the context of globalization and Mexico’s transition in economic power.|
(Mr.) Basem El Hendawy, a native of Cairo, Egypt, joined Arizona Law as an SJD candidate in International Trade and Business Law having received his LLB from Tanta University, Egypt (2000) and an LLM from Pace Law School, New York (2008). Mr. El Hendawy now pursues his research interests in the field of international commercial arbitration with analyses of contractual (sales) law, in both international and domestic markets, under the influence of various conventions, case law precedents, and the “living law.”
His personal and professional interests lie in contributing to humanitarian efforts. He has been the Vice-President and Legal Counsel for the American-Egyptian Aid Foundation, which assists underserved Egyptian communities in the areas of Hepatitis C and education. In the future, he hopes to return to Egypt and to work for a U.N. organization, and plans to pursue research in international commercial law by working at an academic institution.
|(Ms.) Frances L. Gonzalez Nieves joined Arizona Law in Fall 2009 on exchange from the University of Puerto Rico.|
(Ms.) Gabriela Soos earned her LLB from “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University of Bucharest, Romania, in 2003. She began work in the Law office of Ana Padurean as a legal assistant, and the following year moved to the U.S.A. She is interested in pursuing legal issues in public policy, and hopes to work for an organization that negotiates or implements trade and investments, or one that protects human and minority rights. She would also like to offer technical assistance to evolving governments in the process of developing their market economy, legal structure and/or global markets.
|(Dr.) Hamdy Singary is from Kurdistan (Iraq), earned his LLB from Salahaddin University School of Law in Erbil in 2001, and an SJD from the UA’s Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy LLM program in 2008. His interests in Kurdish business development—particularly in foreign investment and oil—led to his research into the economies and governments of Kurdistan culminating in a dissertation, The Kurdish Way to Attain Nation Building and Oil Rights through the Constitution and the United Nations. He plans to focus on the specifics of international trade in anticipation of Kurdistan becoming an active part of Iraq’s developing government.|
|(Ms.) Altynay Tanasheva, an Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellow from Kazakhstan, completed her LLB in International Law at the Kazakh National University in 2005, and a thesis, the Legal Regulation of International Commercial Contracts. Ms. Tanasheva, as an Associate with Salans LLP, began in tax issues and litigation, managed the corporate and employment department and now deals mostly with contracts, corporate, and employment matters. During her studies at the Kazakh National University, Ms. Tanasheva presented at a law students conference on Legal Regulation of Foreign Investments in Kazakhstan. Presently, she is an active participant in EUROBAK, American Chamber of Commerce, and the Foreign Investors’ Council. She is interested in pursuing international commercial and investment law, international trade law, arbitration and tax litigation issues.|