J.D. Admissions

 

Office of Admissions – Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors represent and advocate for the J.D. program by sharing their stories and experiences about the Law Center.  They participate in recruiting events where they educate and excite prospective students about what the Law Center has to offer and what it can do to enrich their educational background and employment marketability.  Ambassadors play a critical role in the recruitment of each exceptional entering class for the University of Houston Law Center!

If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador please contact Liz Clearman, Assistant Director of Admissions, at eclearman@uh.edu.

 

 

Meet the 2017-2018 Ambassadors

Mariam Abdelmalak

Mariam Abdelmalak

Kevin  Madden

Kevin Madden

Fizza  Raza

Fizza Raza

Ayla  Meyer

Ayla Meyer

Salisha  Virani

Salisha Virani

Kathryn  Laflin

Kathryn Laflin

Cal  Mundell

Cal Mundell

Mariam Abdelmalak

Email: mgabdelmalak@gmail.com
Program: Full-time
Concentration/area of study: n/a
Work Experience: In-house internship with Texas United Management Corporation (salt-mining company)
Undergraduate university and degree: University of Houston, B.S. in Political Science and minor in Phronesis (philosophy and ethics)
Hometown: Houston
Memberships and organizations: Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, The Advocates, Themis
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? Looking forward to my career prospects, the Houston legal market was a big factor. Next was probably the reasonable cost of attendance. With those two things in mind, I also wanted to stay at UH. I grew to love the campus and the people on it as an undergrad.

Kevin Madden

Email: kmmadden@central.uh.edu
Program: Full-time
Concentration/area of study: Criminal law and public interest
Work Experience: Current legal intern at Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office, Academic Specialist, College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, Correctional Officer, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Undergraduate university and degree: Sam Houston State University, B.A. in Criminal Justice
Memberships and organizations: Student Bar Association, Hispanic Law Student Association, Criminal Law Association, National Eagle Scout Association
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? I was initially drawn to UHLC because of its commitment to public interest and availability of resources for students interested in civil service. While many factors influenced my decision on where to attend law school, my selection of UH Law was heavily influenced by my experience during Admitted Students' Day. When I visited the Law Center, I met faculty, staff, and students who were welcoming, personable, and sincerely interested in my career goals. That an institution of UH's size and prestige is able to cultivate such a close environment was very important to me and elevated UHLC over the other institutions I was considering.

Fizza Raza Email: fraza3@uh.edu
Program: Full-time
Concentration/area of study: n/a
Work Experience: Internship with a lawyer after undergrad.  This summer I will have one internship in a law firm and one judicial internship in a civil court.
Undergraduate university and degree: University of Houston, B.A. in Political Science and Liberal Studies
Memberships and organizations: Advocates, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Association for Women in Law  
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? I loved the environment here! 

Ayla Meyer

Email: ammeyer@uh.edu
Program: Full-time
Concentration/area of study: n/a
Work Experience: Externships with a federal district judge and a federal magistrate judge
Undergraduate university and degree: Hillsdale College, B.S. in Mathematics
Memberships and organizations: Chief HLRe Editor of Houston Law Review, Board 55, President of Lex Judaica, Federalist Society, Torts and Constitutional Law tutor
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? I chose UH Law for the community and the city.  Houston is a vibrant and diverse city, full of opportunities.  When I visited the Law Center, I knew I wanted to be a part of the welcoming group of professionals here.

Salisha Virani

Email: virani.salisha@gmail.com
Program: Full-time
Concentration/area of study: Transactional law
Work Experience: Seyfarth Shaw, LLP; The Greenwood Law Firm.
Undergraduate university and degree: University of Houston, B.B.A. in Management
Memberships and organizations: Student Ambassadors, Themis Bar representative, Student Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Assocation, The Advocates
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? I knew that I wanted to attend law school in the city where I ultimately wanted to practice. 

Kathryn Laflin

Email: kglaflin@central.uh.edu
Program: Full-time (admitted as a part-time student but switched programs)
Concentration/area of study: Litigation
Work Experience: Intern at the African Law Center, intern at Fortson Frazer & Siegrist P.C.
Undergraduate university and degree: Mary Baldwin College, B.A. in International Relations and Political Science
Memberships and organizations: Student Ambassadors, External Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Vice President of Outreach for Christian Legal Society, Entrepreneurship and Community Development clinic, Civil Procedure TA
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? I chose UHLC because of the clinics, journals, and the fast-growing legal market in Houston.  After touring many schools and talking to students, I felt like I belonged at UHLC, and I'm so glad I made that decision.

Cal Mundell

Email: calmundell@rocketmail.com
Program: Full-time
Concentration/area of study: Criminal defense/civil litigation
Work Experience: Internship for Judge Perez in the 41st District Court; externship with Judge Cardone in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; clerkship at Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson, and Galatzan
Undergraduate university and degree: Texas Tech University, B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (Biology, Business Administration, Liberal Arts)
Memberships and organizations: Student Ambassadors, Interscholastic Mock Trial Team, Advocates for Life, Criminal Law Society, and The Advocates
Why did you choose UH Law and/or Houston? It is simply the best!