"Buffalo is on the borders with Canada and has a welcoming reputation towards people with different backgrounds and origins."

Amine Hafayedh '22

photo of Amine.

Hometown: Tunis, Tunisia.

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): I finished high school at “Lycee Sadiki” in Tunis with a major in Math and Physics. Then, I headed to the Sorbonne Law School for a License/Bachelors in Private Law – major in Employment Law and Corporations Law.

Graduate School and Major (if applicable): At the Sorbonne Law School, I completed a Master’s degree in Comparative Law, and my dissertation had a focus on the breach of contract in the UK and France. Having an interest in international business, I attended Paris-Est Creteil University LL.M. Program in Arbitration and International Business Litigation. I graduated this program with high honors and had the opportunity to take part in the Vis Moot pleading competition in Hong Kong and Vienna.

Legal Interests: I am interested in international arbitration, intellectual property, and business Law. Also, I love taking part in clinics in my community to make an impact on people’s lives.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Amine (aminehaf@buffalo.edu).

Law School activities: Student Ambassador Program.

Why did you choose UB School of Law? UB School of Law offered the two-year J.D. program for foreign-educated lawyers that I was looking for instead the regular J.D. of 3 years. This permits me to graduate earlier. Second, Buffalo is on the borders with Canada and has a welcoming reputation towards people with different backgrounds and origins. Last, I wanted to take the bar exam in the state of New York so I can have broader options in my job hunting upon graduation.

One piece of advice for accepted students: You never know what life will bring on your plate, take advantage of it as it comes. Be patient, nothing is easy. Be tolerant, we are all different. Travel to various parts of the world, meet different people and experience new things.

One fun fact about yourself: When I was in elementary school, the teacher came into the classroom and found me dancing above my desk and inviting my classmates to sing for me.