Practicing Law in Saudi Arabia
September 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Shihana Alazzaz who will share her experience of being one of the first women to practice law in Saudi Arabia and her passion for mentoring other young women in her field. Born and raised in Riyadh, she left at the age of seventeen to study law in the United Kingdom. In 2012, Saudi regulations regarding the right of women to practice law changed, prompting Ms. Alazzaz to return to Saudi Arabia and obtain her law license. She was offered a position opening the new Riyadh office of Vinson and Elkins (V & E) LLP. As the only woman working at the office, she was inspired to start an internship program to recruit talented young female law students. Since then, twelve young women entering their final year of law school have completed internships at V&E, giving these women valuable training before entering the workforce. Ms. Alazzaz was also integral to the creation and management of Tomouh, an organization dedicated to fostering the careers of ambitious young people in the Gulf Region.
Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Ms. Shihana Alazzaz at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.
This lecture is FREE and open to the public. To learn more visit utahdiplomacy.org
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