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International Spotlight

Dean Hari Osofsky poses with Bhargavi Kannan and Sanya Kishwar
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.
Mohammad Abdulla at his dissertation defense
Penn State Law S.J.D. alumnus Mohammad Abdulla is now working as a professor in his home country at United Arab Emirates University.
Kiran Manokaran, Dean Hari Osofsky, and Ekakshra Mahajan
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.
Richard Settgast, Director of Legal Analysis and Writing for International Students
“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.
Penn State Law LL.M. student Nikita Tanwar
Nikita Tanwar said Penn State Law gives her the flexibility in courses and academic offerings to allow her to shape her education to her interests and career goals, while also giving her a much stronger understanding of the practical application of the law than she had before coming to Penn State.
Azamat Ryszhanov says his Penn State Law education gave him a new perspective on global business regulation, which he uses on a daily basis. In the photo, Ryszhanov stands in front of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan.
Hongbin Jiao, a 2014 graduate of the Penn State Law LL.M. Program, is a partner in the Beijing office of one of China’s leading law firms, where she specializes in intellectual property litigation. Her experience at Penn State Law has helped her in the work she does in China.