Class of 2013
B.A., Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College
Zainab Hussain worked as a paralegal in Dubai, conducted fieldwork and research in the Northwest Territories and worked in a medical laboratory in Saudi Arabia before starting law school. She was attracted to the thought process and decision making that goes into making law and plans to combine her science and law degrees to work in health law.
Because arbitration is an important part of the growing legal field in Dubai, she immediately became involved with the Dispute Resolution Board and serves on the executive committee, helping put on competitions in areas such as client counseling and mediation.
"The most appealing feature of the law school is the amazingly approachable and thought-provoking students and faculty who ask uncomfortable questions," she said. "To me, that is the point of a legal education because it is the only effective way to envision changes in the perception of the concepts of justice, fairness and equality."