Student Spotlight: Ammar Alhussain

Ammar Alhussain standing in his regalia, diploma in hand, after his LLM graduation

After completing his Masters of Laws at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Ammar Alhussain felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment as he received his diploma. 

“The feeling of pride as I walked across the graduation stage with my family watching in-person and remotely from Saudi Arabia was overwhelming,” Alhussain said. “My emotions were high at that moment.” 

His experience in the LLM program inspired him to return to CWRU in pursuit of his Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). The SJD program is designed to give students the highest research degree in law. Students work with academic advisors to choose a specialized field of study and spend the program taking courses and writing a thesis proposal. 

Alhussain decided to pursue study at Case Western Reserve based on the international reputation of the school and the distinguished group of faculty members at the law school.

“The law school stands out as one of the distinguished institutions in global rankings,” he said. “Its excellent academic environment, extensive university services and stellar reputation made it the optimal choice for me.”

“Last summer, I supported the on campus, four week training for judges, from the Saudi Court of Grievances,” he said. “Being part of the cross-cultural exchange and actively contributing to the legal education of the Saudi judges was a truly rewarding and integral aspect of my journey at CWRU.”

With an expected graduation date of May 2025, Alhussain is hard at work on his thesis, which explores the intricacies of cross-border transactions and choice of law rules in Saudi Arabia. Alhussain is conducting a comparative analysis with a focus on Arab countries and the United States, aiming to identify similarities, differences and potential implications associated with the adoption of choice of law rules in Saudi Arabia.

“Case Western Reserve University has provided me with the intellectual tools and the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures given the various cultural and academic backgrounds of its students and faculty,” he said.