Nida Javed

Nida JavedClass of 2021

Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management
Iqra University, Pakistan

What did you do before law school, and what led to you pursue a law degree?

Prior to law school, I interned in the human resource department of a media group, GEO TV; I worked as a human resource assistant at Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation; and I spent time volunteering at various nonprofit organizations, working on underprivileged students’ social skills and career development. Witnessing a heart-breaking event of domestic violence (DV) has left an indelible impression on my mind; my desire of getting justice for DV victims motivated me to embark on a career in the legal field.

Why did you choose Seattle U?

Seattle U is the only school in Seattle that offers a part-time JD program. Such a program suits my needs the best as it allows me to study, take care of my daughter, and get involved in other co-curricular activities. Also, I was drawn to Seattle U’s extensive legal writing program that stands as county’s one of the best legal skill programs.

What activities are you involved in at the law school or in the community?

At school, I am a part of Student Bar Association’s Constitutional Committee, which drafts and proposes the student body constitution; and I am a legal research assistant in one of the legal clinics at school. In the community, I am an intake and referral volunteer intern and a volunteer legal clinic assistant at the King County Bar Association; and an intake volunteer at Asian Bar Association legal clinic.

What have you found most valuable during your law school education?

The insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging class discussion is what I have so far found the most valuable. Also, the flexibility that the school management and the professors have shown in accommodating the evening students makes us feel well supported.

What do you do outside of law school? What do you love about Seattle?

Outside of law school, I get to dedicate more time to my daughter. We laugh, play, read and go to playgrounds, libraries, and parks. I am a nature lover and Seattle’s holistic natural beauty gives me immense pleasure. I can’t have enough of Seattle’s serene and majestic views.

What advice would you offer a prospective law student?

Law school is hard, but as long as you dedicate yourself to it, it can be quite rewarding. Be focused, work hard, and never stop believing in yourself. If you ever feel like quitting, remember why you started it in the first place, and that will probably keep you moving.

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