On Wednesday, January 11, Kazakhstan Minister of Science and Higher Education Sayasat Nurbek, Ph.D., along with a delegation, visited Penn State Law in University Park on a tour looking at select law schools in the United States, including Stanford and Harvard.
Penn State Law in University Park expands its global outreach to international students each year. With established footholds in China, Colombia, and India, Penn State Law has recently garnered the interest of students from another country: Uzbekistan.
Bhargavi Kannan and Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar earned the top individual honor at the 2018 SAARC Moot Court Competition, a yearlong tournament that attracts thousands of talented law students from across India and south Asia.
Penn State Law S.J.D. alumnus Mohammad Abdulla is now working as a professor in his home country at United Arab Emirates University.
Mahajan and Manokaran distinguished themselves through their knowledge of, and passion for, the law -- earning themselves the titles of best male and female law student out of the thousands who competed in the Professor N.R. Madhava Menon SAARC Mooting Competition.
The Penn State Law LL.M. Program has welcomed the most diverse class in its history to campus this semester, with students coming to University Park from 30 different nations all across the globe.
“I have tremendous respect for our students who have traveled all this way to learn how we practice law, and I feel honored to be able to show them what it means to be an attorney in the United States,” Professor Settgast said. “It truly is a privilege to work with such amazing students.”
When Dulguun Erdenebulgan came to Penn State to pursue her LL.M. degree, she didn’t know that she was the very first Mongolian student to study at Penn State Law. But she did know that once she got here, she felt at home.
Penn State LL.M. students Muaitaer Abulaiti, Yang Hu, Wangyue Ma, Xin Wen, and Wen Zhang all come from different parts of China. They have different goals and aspirations, different backgrounds and life experiences, and different academic interests. But they all agree on one thing: Their decision to come to Penn State Law was the right one.