Wake Forest Law welcomes new international students for LL.M. Class of 2017

Group photo of 2016-2017 international law students in front of the Worrell Professional Center

Wake Forest Law welcomed its newest group of  LL.M. degree students for the 2016-17 academic year during orientation on Aug. 8, 2016.

The incoming class of international graduate students hails from a dozen countries, including Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Kosovo, China, Japan and Peru. The Class of 2017 also includes the first LL.M. students from India, Poland, Bahrain, and Uzbekistan.

Abdulla Albaridi – Mr. Albaridi hails from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He earned his LL.B. from King Saud University School of Law and a post-graduate diploma in Penal Law from the Institute of Public Administration. Mr. Albaridi worked for several years after graduation as a Lieutenant Investigator and Public Prosecutor at the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution, where he specialized in fraud, identity theft, human trafficking and other criminal matters. Mr. Albaridi has student English at the University of California at San Diego.

Meshal Alharbi – Mr. Alharbi comes from Bulgh, Saudi Arabia. He earned his LL.B. from Qassim University in Burayda, where he focused his studies on business and administrative law. He has studied English in California and Ohio, and hopes to one day serve on the Expert Body in the Saudi Council of Ministers.

Kim Allison – Ms. Allison is from Kangaroo Ground, Australia. She earned a BA in Asian Studies and LLB fromLa Trobe University in Melbourne and was awarded a place on the Dean’s Honors List, a Lexis Nexis subject prize for criminal law and a Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship for a semester of study at Hiroshima University in Japan. Ms. Allison completed several clerkships in various commercial practice groups at top tier Australian law firms, and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2008. Ms Allison specializes in construction law acting for national and multinational construction companies on infrastructure and commercial developments working in both front and back end of matters, with a preference for drafting over litigation. She has also worked in-house with a global consulting firm and more recently has served as compliance officer for an SME in Melbourne, focusing on distributorship and franchising agreements. Ms Allison has always been interested in the academic pursuit of law and U.S. law, and plans to follow her LLM with an SJD.

Khaled Alsolami - Hailing from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mr. Alsolami completed his LL.B. in 2012 from King Abdulaziz University. After graduation, Mr. Alsolami gained legal experience in a law firm specializing in business law. He has studied English in both Greensboro, North Carolina, and Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Alsolami plans to pursue his SJD degree after graduation from Wake Forest.

Parth Chandra - Mr. Chandra is the first Wake Forest Law LL.M. student to hail from India, Nagpur specifically. He earned his LL.B. from Hidayatullah National Law University, and was admitted to the Delhi Bar Council in 2015. During his studies, Mr. Chandra interned at several law firms in New Delhi and Mumbai, as in-house counsel at a large corporation, as well as clerking with a senior advocate and later a judge at the Supreme Court of India. Since graduation and acceptance to the bar, Mr. Chandra has worked as an advocate with Ehraz Zafar and K&T Law Offices, a Delhi-based law firm, before joining Wake Forest University.

Ana Paula de Barros – Ms. de Barros comes to Wake Forest Law from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She earned her LL.B. from the Rio de Janeiro State University. Ms. de Barros then went on to get a Certificate in Business and Capital Markets Law from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas, as well as a graduate degree in Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law from the Paulista School of Law in Brazil, and a summer course in International Business Law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. Ms. de Barros has more than 10 years of experience in law firms, and worked for five years as an attorney with Barbosa, Mussnich, & Aragao. Her specialization is dispute resolution, particularly complex commercial and civil disputes.

Lukasz Dwulit - Mr. Dwulit is the first Polish student to join Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, hailing from Pila, Poland. He is a recent graduate of the University of East Anglia in the UK, where he earned his LL.B.. Mr. Dwulit’s work experience includes Managing Director at Ego-Sky Ltd. in Hong Kong, Head of International Growth at Zhejiang Jolly Information Technology Co. Ltd in Zhejiang, as well as other international business and commerce positions. His goal upon graduation is to continue working with technology start-ups in a legal setting.

Rafet Halimi - Mr. Halimi joins Wake Forest Law from Pristine, Kosovo, where he is a State Prosecutor for the State Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kosovo. Previously, he worked many years as the Legal Manager for the Executive Post and Telecommunications Department of Kosovo. Mr. Halimi earned his LL.B. from the University of Pristina.

Abdulla Husain – Mr. Husain is Wake Forest Law’s first LL.M. student to come from Bahrain.  He is from Dar Kulaib but lives in Hamad Town. He recently earned his LL.B. from the University of Bahrain College of Law. During his studies, Mr. Husain participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court as well as several other competitions. He worked as a research assistant at the University of Bahrain, as well as interning with the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission of Bahrain. Mr. Husain is passionate about poetry and presented number of his poems in Ministry of Culture events in Bahrain. Mr. Husain intends to focus on Tort Law and Business Law.

Shkelzen Ibrahimi – Mr. Ibrahimi comes to Wake Forest Law from Prishtina, Kosovo. Mr. Ibrahimi earned his LL.B. from the University of Prishtina before going on to pass the bar exam and complete the Judicial Legal Education Program for the Kosovo Judicial Institute and passing the exam for the Judges and the Prosecutors. He then furthered his education by earning an LL.M. from the University of Prishtina. His career has included acting as Practitioner at the District Court of Prishtina, Legal Officer for the Legal Policy Division of the UNMIK Department of Justice, Legal Associate in the Legal Unite of Raiffeisen Bank, and Senior Legal Officer at Economic Bank. Most recently he has held the position of State Prosecutor at the Prishtina Basic Prosecution Office.

Enver Krasniqi – Mr. Krasniqi joins Wake Forest Law from Prishtina, Kosovo, where he received his LL.B. from the University of Prishtina. He joined the Bar in 2012, then went on to pass the Private Enforcement Agent Exam in 2014. Mr. Krasniqi has had a great deal of legal experience, including as a researcher for social policy at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in Kosovo, Senior Legislation Officer for the Office of the Prime Minister and Legal Adviser for the Kosovo Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. Mr. Krasniqi has focused on anti-corruption efforts, working as director and senior officer for the Kosovo Anticorruption Agency and Kosovo Energy Corporation respectively. Most recently, he has acted as State Prosecutor in Prishtina.

Lumnije Krasniqi - Ms. Krasniqi hails from Prishtina, Kosovo, where she earned her LL.B. from the University of Prishtina. She went on to pass the bar exam and complete the Judicial Institute’s training programs. Ms. Krasniqi has held positions as Executive Director of the Kosovo Judges Association, legal advisor for the District Court in Pristina, Legal Officer for the Privatization Agency of Kosovo, as well as program coordinator for the Kosovo Judicial Institute. Most recently she has acted as Judge in the Basic Court of Prishtina. During her studies and career, Ms. Krasniqi has continue her legal education through courses on Terrorism and Organized Crime from the Justice Academy of Turkey, as well as Economic Law from the Academy of European law in Germany.

Channa Ma - Ms. Ma comes to Wake Forest Law from northern China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from South Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, as well as an LL.B.(Bachelor of Law) from Wuhan University. Upon completing her studies, Ms. Ma became an Assistant Financial Planner at Ping Insurance LTD. Her goal is to go on to work in an international law firm in Shanghai, China, and focus on business law.

Abdulrahman Malki - Mr. Malki is from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He earned his LL.B. from King Abdulaziz University in 2014, and has since studied English at Oregon State University. He has experience working in a law firm, and recently attended a continuing legal education course in Dubai. Mr. Malki plans to pursue his SJD after completing his LL.M. with the goal of becoming a law professor upon graduation.

Kintaro Minami - Mr. Minami is from Aichi-Ken, Japan. He earned his LL.B. from Nihon University in Tokyo, where he was President of the university’s American Law Seminar. During his studies, Mr. Minami had the opportunity to study abroad at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. He also spent an academic year at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, where he attended classes and worked as a language tutor. Mr. Minami plans to continue his studies after the LL.M. to pursue a JD degree, and would like to eventually practice law in the United States.

Ibonne Moscoso – Ms. Moscoso hails from Lima, Peru. She earned her LL.B. and a professional degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Peru. During her studies, Ms. Moscoso was an Assistant Teacher and published several legal articles. Ms. Moscoso has worked for several years as a Lawyer at the National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property in Lima, Peru. She plans to focus on consumer protection and public policy during her studies at Wake Forest University.

Javlon Otakulov – Mr. Otakulov is the first Uzbek to join Wake Forest Law’s LL.M. program, coming from Samarkand, Uzbekistan. He earned his LL.B. from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is also a recent graduate from Tashkent State University of Law where he earned an LL.M. in Corporate Law. During his studies, Mr. Otakulov has held several internships, including at the Center for Development and Coordination of Securities Market, a part of the Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the Privatization, Demonopolization and Development of Competition, as well as the Supreme Economic Court of Uzbekistan.

Dandan Pu - Ms. Pu, from Hefei, China, completed her LL.B. at Zhejiang University City College in 2014. During her studies, Ms. Pu studied abroad at the University of California in Los Angeles. She was also able to Intern with the People’s Court of Shangcheng, and serve as a legal assistant for the Zijin Jiayuan Community. Ms. Pu also interned with the Bejing Deheng Law Office, assisting with legal investigations and documentation.

Manhua Qi – Ms. Qi comes to Wake Forest Law from Zhejiang, China. She earned LL.B. from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, then earned her LL.M. from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and studied to become a Paralegal at the Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ms. Qi acted as Legal Counsel for Zhejiang Zanxiang International Trade company after her LL.B.. After completing her masters, she became the Legal Director for the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, where she focuses on business, contract, and labor law, as well as intellectual property.

Yanxi Yang - Ms Yang comes to Wake Forest Law from Anlong, China. She earned her LL.B. from Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu. During her studies, Ms. Yang gained legal experience by acting as Clerk of Court for the Guizhou Province Higher People’s Court, as well as the Qianxinan Autonomous Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court. She also worked as paralegal for Ghuizhou Tian Yi Law Office in Xingyi. Since graduation, Ms. Yang has been an Apprentice Lawyer at Guizhou Yong Qing Law firm. She plans to focus on International Law while she is at Wake Forest.