Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California

       S.J.D. Scientiae Juridicae Doctor - Doctor of Juridical Science of International Legal Studies May 2007

            ♦ Recipient of Golden Gate University International Legal Studies Scholarship 2004-2005

       LL.M. Legum Magister - Master of Laws, International Legal Studies, with honors July 2004

            ♦ Completed Intellectual Property Certificate with distinction; Who’s Who: Law Students2004

       J.D. Juris Doctorate, Law Degree, July 2003

            ♦ International Law Certificate with distinction

            ♦ Student Bar Association Day Representative – Budget Committee, 2000-2001

            ♦ Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), member 2000-2003

            ♦ International Law Society, Campus Liaison Officer 2000-2002

            ♦ Recipient of Temple University and KevinJ.ConnellJ.D.MemorialEndowedScholarships2001-2002


Paris X Nanterre University and Golden Gate University School of Law, France, Summer 2005

            ♦ European Union Law, French Law, Comparative Criminal Procedure, and Sales and Business Law


Mahidol University and Golden Gate University School of Law Bangkok, Thailand, Summer 2002

            ♦ International Intellectual Property,  ASEAN Satellite and Telecom, Thai Law, International Travel Law


Temple University Law School, Tokyo, Japan, Fall 2002

            ♦ Japanese Law, International Corporate Law, International Human Rights, East West Negotiations


Oxford University, Magdalen College and University of San Diego, Summer 2001

             ♦ European Union Law, United Kingdom Law, International Arbitration


Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1999-2000 - Japanese Diplomacy


The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands Summer 2005

♦ Public International Law and Private International Law


Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, February 1997  Diploma in Persian language


East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, May 1994

B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, with honors, Outstanding Senior Award

            ♦ minor International Studies: Asian Concentration  ♦  second minor in World Religious Studies

               Academically Ranked #1 in Department, National Collegiate Honors Council member, National Honors

               Program Graduate, ECU Honors Student Program, Philosophy Honors Society, President of Phi Sigma

               Tau Honor Society, East Carolina Student Government Association as a Day Representative and Member

               of the Rules and Judiciary Committee, Philip Morris Academic Scholarship 1992-1994


Continuing Education

Berkeley University - Rights of Future Persons, Department of Philosophy, 2009