ASU global studies alum gives insight into applying for law school


Matt Oxford

Rhoda Hassan, an alumnus of Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, was recently accepted into the Harvard Law School. Recently she visited ASU professor Charles Ripley’s Career Development class to share her story with current students.

“It felt really amazing to share my experiences with students that would likely be going through the same things I went through,” Hassan said.

Hassan found that the interdisciplinary aspects of global studies had been helpful with her law school goals. Having participated in the school’s study abroad program, she was able to interact with people from different backgrounds, improving her experience in collaboration.

Hassan spoke with the class about the application process for law school as well as providing them with key tips on how to be successful.

“My biggest piece of advice is that you shouldn't feel like you are settling on any aspect of your application. If you feel like you could improve on something, whether that be your standardized test score, or your resume, take the time to put together the strongest application you can. In that same realm, don't let any setbacks or stress discourage you, always think about what you want your end goal to be.”

Hassan plans on studying International Corporate Law and aspires to be involved with mergers and acquisitions.

Alumni of the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) are often brought in as guest speakers or for career panels. Those interested in learning more should fill out the connect form on the SPGS website.