LLM Class Profiles

LLM Students 2020-2021

Countries of Origin 

students from Saudi Arabia
student from South Korea
student from Kenya
student from Liberia

Student Profiles

Saad Alabdullah, LLM Student, Class 2020

Saad Alabdullah 

Home Country: Abha, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, King Khalid University, College of Business 
Concentration: Business Law 

Prior to coming to Oregon Law, Alabdullah worked on civil, commercial, and labor cases for the Aljazeera Paintings Co. in Abha City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As a Legal Coordinator, he did everything from reviewing judicial procedures to drafting and reviewing contracts. He chose Oregon Law LLM Program because of its reputation, ranking, and faculty. Alabdullah hopes to expand his knowledge and experiences by interacting with professors and international students from different countries. With Alabdullah, family comes first, and in his free time, he loves reading, walking, and watching sports games with his friends. 


khalid Alanazi, LLM Student, Class 2020

Khalid Alanazi 

Home Country: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, King Saud University 
Concentration: Business Law 

Alanazi is interested in business law – specifically bankruptcy law. After the LLM Program, he hopes to return to his country to contribute to significant business law changes in the Kingdom. Before joining Oregon Law, Alanazi worked as an associate in a law firm. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he volunteered in the Students Law Club at King Saud University College of Law and Political Science and served on the Student Advisory Council. 


abdulkarim alansari, LLM Student, Class 2020

Abdulkarim Alansari

Home Country: Makkah, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, Umm Al-Qura University 
Concentration: American Law 

Alansari worked at Al Rayyan Company (Al Safwa Hotel) in the Department of General Management, Quality, and Development. Prior to joining Oregon Law, he also worked as a trainee lawyer at Fahad Alansari Law Firm, Attorneys & Legal Advisors. He selected Oregon Law because of its strengths in business and environmental law. Alansari's ultimate goal is to play a significant role in developing environmental and investment laws in the tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in line with Vision 2030. 


Saad Albu Sayf, LLM Student, Class 2020

Saad Albu Sayf

Home Country: Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws (with honors), Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University 
Concentration: Business Law

Albu Sayf has a passion for helping people. Through the law, he hopes to ensure that social justice is upheld, and that law provides meaningful results to people in need of legal assistance. Before coming to the law school, he worked on commercial cases at Bakheet Al-Daraa Law Office, one of the oldest Saudi Arabia firms and one of Saudi Aramco's legal department founders. Through the LLM Program, he hopes to return to his country with strong legal knowledge. Albu Sayf is excited about the tremendous change in Saudi laws and culture in the last few years since the launch of Saudi Vision 2030. Albu Sayf plans to start his law firm when he goes back to Saudi Arabia.


Khalid Alradddadi, LLM Student, Class 2020

Khalid Alraddadi 

Home Country: Madina, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, King Abdulaziz University 
Concentration: Business Law 

Prior to joining the LLM program, Alraddadi was an employee at Alrajhi Bank in Madina, Saudi Arabia. He had multiple duties that included working on anti-money laundering cases and making sure that bank transactions comply with the financial regulations made by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). He chose Oregon Law because of its ranking, the ability to complete the LLM program in two years, and its faculty. While in the program, he seeks to expand his knowledge in the areas of business and investment laws and positions himself for more career opportunities. In his free time, he enjoys soccer, running, and basketball. 


Omar Alharbi. LLM Student, Class 2020

Omar  Alharbi  

Home Country: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws with honors, Shaqra University 
Concentration: American Law 

After graduating with honors from Shaqra University, Alharbi worked as a trainee lawyer at Al Hussain and Al Qarawi Law Firm. After looking at several LLM Programs, Alharbi found that Oregon Law's courses best fit his goals to become a better lawyer and pursue future career opportunities. In his free time, Alharbi enjoys playing soccer and football and has even represented his alma mater in tournaments.


Gheith aljawi, LLM Student, Class 2020

Gheith Aljawi  

Home Country: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah 
Concentration: Business Law

Before joining Oregon Law, Aljawi worked as a legal assistant at both SJK law firm and The International Legal Center Law Firm in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Throughout his undergraduate studies at King Abdulaziz University, he worked as a trainee student at The Bandar Khalid Mufti Law Firm. He chose Oregon Law because it offers both theoretical and practical legal education.  Aljawi hopes to start a law firm in Saudi Arabia that specializes in business law. His goal is to work with global and international companies doing business in the Middle East and become an expert in the field. 



Yara Almajed  

Home Country: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, King Saud University 
Concentration: Business Law 

Prior to attending Oregon Law, Almajed worked as a training lawyer in law firm. She hopes to become more knowledgeable and to make better life for her and her family from the LLM Program. Her dream is start up her law firm in Saudi Arabia, where she can offer opportunities for female Saudi Lawyers.


Leena Alolayan, LLM Student, Class 2020

Leena Alolayan   

Home Country: Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, Qassim University 
Concentration: Business Law 

After graduating with honors from Qassim University, Alolayan worked as a legal intern at two law firms in Saudi Arabia. She has experience drafting legal documents such as contracts and lawsuits memorandums. Alolayan currently works as a volunteer with the Saudi Student Association at the University of Oregon and a non-profit organization called Saudis in the USA, to help students in every aspect of their lives. She enjoys hiking, outdoor activities, travel, photography, and listening to music. 


Mohammed Alshaiban, LLM Student, Class 2020

Mohammed Alshaiban  

Home Country: Abha City, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, King Khalid University 
Concentration: Business Law 

After graduating with honors from King Khalid University, Alshaiban received a sponsorship from the Saudi Arabian government to study at Oregon Law's LLM Program. When he returns home, he will work as a legal advisor for the government. During his time at the law school, Alshaiban hopes to gain additional analytical and problem-solving skills and learn in an environment that allows him to grow academically and professionally. In addition to professional development, Alshaiban looks forward to interacting with students of different cultural backgrounds in his cohort. Alshaiban enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, and playing soccer in his spare time.


ahmad alsrhani, LLM Student, Class 2020

Ahmad  Alsrhani 

Home Country: Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor in Islamic law, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic university 
Concentration: Business Law

Alsrhani is a trained lawyer in a law firm in Saudi Arabia and a teacher of Islamic law. After graduating with honors, Ahmad worked as a pro bono lawyer on many legal cases, where he helped under-served communities receive free legal services. He chose Oregon Law's LLM Program because of its excellent reputation and its ranking. In his free time, he writes articles and short stories.


Lama Alzahrani, LLM Student, Class 2020

Lama Alzahrani  

Home Country: Alriyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, King Abdulaziz University 
Concentration: Business Law 

After graduating with honors from King Abdulaziz University, Alzahrani practiced law in several law firms and gained experience in litigation. Besides providing legal advice to her clients, Alzahrani represented them before Saudi Courts, where she argued and won numerous cases. 

Alzahrani chose Oregon Law LLM Program because of its reputation, ranking, and faculty. Alzahrani wants to be an expert in business law. She aspires to positively influence Saudi society, especially with Vision 2030 and the empowerment of Saudi women.


Alyaa Alshareef. LLM Student, Class 2020

Alyaa Seraj Alzaid Alshareef 

Home Country: Makkah, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, Umm Al-Qura University 
Concentration: Business Law

Alzaid Alshareef is following in the steps of her father, who is a lawyer. She has reviewed and edited his books, which focused on Civil Procedure Rules in the KSA. Those experiences helped increase her understanding and fueled her passion for law. Alzaid Alshareef specifically chose Oregon Law because of its ranking in legal research and writing, faculty, and the local community. She hopes to complete her degree and position herself for new career opportunities and work in a job that benefits her country.


Amjad Bin Assaf, LLM Class 2020 Student​​​​​

Amjad bin Assaf 

Home Country: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  
Education: Bachelor of Laws in Faculty of Law, King Abdulaziz University in Jedda 
Concentration: Business Law

Bin Assaf is a trained lawyer in her home country. After graduating from King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah), she practiced law for two years and gained experience in litigation. Bin Assaf says that her experience practicing law in Saudi Arabia prepared her well for the LLM Program. She hopes to gain a broader understanding of American business law and obtain the legal knowledge that would enable her to advise international companies doing business in Saudi Arabia. Bin Assaf is excited to learn about other cultures during her time in the United States. 


Rotailah Bamanie, LLM Student, Class 2020

Rotailah  Bamanie

Home Country: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 
Education: Bachelor of Laws in Faculty of Law, King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah 

Bamanie is a trained lawyer in her home country of Saudi Arabia. She practiced law for two years before joining the LLM Program. Through her previous experiences and this program, Bamanie looks forward to improving her legal skills. She is excited about the opportunity to learn and get a broader understanding of the law in the United States.  


Jaesung Lee, LLM Student, Class 2020

Jaesung Lee

Home Country: Cheongju-si, South Korea 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, Kyung Hee University in Seoul; American English Institute's intensive English, University of Oregon. 
Concentration: Environmental Law 

Prior to coming to Oregon Law, Lee interned at Sang-Seoung Legal Corporation in Cheongju, South Korea. As an intern, he assisted the attorneys in managing trail dates, documents, and records, as well as in case briefing, legal writing, and performing legal research. Lee also studied English at the UO's American English Institute. He says that these experiences helped inspire him to pursue his LLM degree at UO. Lee was attracted to the environmental law track at Oregon Law because it is one of the United States' best LLM programs.


Mary Morrison, LLM Student, Class 2020

Mary Muthoni Morrison

Home Country: Nairobi, Kenya 
Education: Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi, Admission to the Bar (Kenya),  
Concentration: Environmental Natural Resources Law

Before joining the LLM Program at Oregon Law, Morrison is a Kenyan attorney well versed in environmental and wildlife matters. Morrison served as a Legal Manager in a Not-for-profit company in Nairobi, Kenya. In this position, she managed a program that monitors wildlife and environmental crimes in Kenya. Her work ranged from research and advocacy of environmental and wildlife law (both international and local), assistance in investigating wildlife trophies seizures, and developing and managing the environmental justice dockets, among other duties. Mary also works to conserve green spaces and the effective inclusion of women in protecting biodiversity. Morrison is excited to join the law school’s Environmental Natural Resources Law Center – which she believes will heavily impact her career. Morrison received her Bachelor of Laws, with honors, from the University of Nairobi.


Tomik Vobah, LLM Student, Class 2020

Tomik  Vobah 

Home Country: Monrovia, Liberia 
Education: LLB in General Law, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia; BBA in Accounting, University of Liberia 
Concentration: Conflict and Dispute Resolution 

Vobah is currently serving as a General Counsel of Liberia’s Ministry of Health. In this role, Vobah supervises and conducts mediation, negotiations, policy review, legal counsel, law review and reform, and litigation, among other things. He believes that the LLM’s Conflict and Dispute Concentration will provide him the opportunity to acquire specialist skills in alternative methods of resolving disputes outside of litigation. He also is a faculty member at the Kofi Annan School of Conflict Transformation at the University of Liberia, where he plans to share new pedagogical methods with instructors. ​​​​