Fatemah Albader '21
. | Zooming in from: Kuwait
Profile: Assistant Professor of International Law at Kuwait International Law School. She obtained her J.D., with Honors, from Emory University School of Law. She is an active member of the American Bar Association. She was appointed co-chair of the ABA Section of International Law Young Lawyers Interest Network and vice chair of publications of the ABA Section of International Law Middle East Committee for the upcoming Bar year. She is a member of the D.C. Bar.
Q: Why did you decide to pursue an
. at Berkeley Law?
I wanted to further my studies, as I am immersed in academia. I chose Berkeley because of the professional track program, which allows me to obtain my degree in two summers.
Q: What area(s) of law are you interested in?
International law, namely
and humanitarian law.
Q: Do you have a favorite course or professor so far?
Both of my professors right now—James Higa and Bill Fernholz—have such vibrant personalities. I am so excited about their classes, such that I refuse to watch lectures online later. I force myself to attend at 2-4 a.m. Kuwait time to be in Prof. Higa's class.
Q: How are you juggling home life and school during the current coronavirus crisis?
Actually, coronavirus makes it somewhat easier, as, here in Kuwait, we are on an absolute curfew, meaning we cannot leave the home, unless we get government passes to leave at specific times to head to the grocery store in our location, and that is it. This allows me to focus all my time on studies and work.