Rakan Kawar

Country: Jordan, United States of America
Sector: Law
Job title: Lawyer
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2013
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

AS&H Law Firm in cooperation with Clifford Chance

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I was training at a law firm in Jordan and now I am an associate at a leading law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose it because it was very challenging. I enjoy working in big project and transactions and seeing them come to fruition.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a committee member in the international society. I was also a part of the volleyball team and the Indian/Asian society.

Were you part of the Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme at any point during your studies?

Yes.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

It changed my way if thinking and approaching any matter. The friends I made and the cultures I was exposed to were unforgettable.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The learning experience itself was unlike any other. Exeter really teaches you to stand on your feet.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Time management. Never miss a lecture, and never miss a party.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Just keep reading. When you take a break, make sure it’s worth it.

 

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