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Njeri Mwangi

Student Njeri Mwangi speaking

Received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Legal Studies from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, Minn.

Growing up in Kenya, East Africa, Njeri Mwangi was fascinated by how legal matters were handled.

“I just had a profound interest and I decided that when I grew up I was going to be a lawyer,” Njeri said.

Decades later, Njeri is one year from reaching that goal. She has not pinpointed which area of law she plans to practice, but she has considered practicing Child and Family Law, International, Comparative & Foreign Law or immigration law. check links, please

As an international student, Njeri has found support through several law school organizations, including the International Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association and Association for Women Law Students.

“What’s great about the student groups is that they bring a different pool of people together – people with different backgrounds, different perspectives,” Njeri said. “And in the legal community, that’s really important because not only are you able to bounce ideas off of each other, but you’re also able to learn and see the law from a different perspective.”

For international students who have received a law degree from another country, the School of Law offers an LL.M. Program. The 24-credit-hour program introduces students to the American legal system and to the skills taught to American lawyers. It also features an optional intensive Legal English Workshop and internship opportunities, as well.



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