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Parawee Kasitinon

Current work:
Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Assistant to the Rector for Finance (Fiscal Management), Thammasat University, Thailand.

Before joining SJD program in 2014, I received LLB (1st class honor) from Chulalongkorn, University, Thailand, LLM ( Private Law), from Thammasat University, and LLM from Penn. I started working as a law lecturer for the department of civil law and the department of commercial and business law at Thammasat University in 2010 and received a full scholarship from the Thai government to peruse my LLM and SJD at Penn.

SJD Program:
Dissertation: Implementation of International Standards on Secured Transactions into the Thai Legal System: Possibilities and Proposals for Law Reforms in Civil Law Countries.
Advisor: Charles W. Mooney Jr., Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law, Emeritus; Committee members: Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cohen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science and David Arthur Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law.
Graduation Date: August 9, 2019

Impact of SJD program in your career:
The SJD program has considerably influenced my academic career. Working with world-class professors allowed me to explore a problem from different perspectives. I investigated not only the relevant legal theories and financial/commercial practice, but I learned how to produce argumentation and how to successfully effect law reform in the real world.

What makes the SJD program at Penn unique:
Without any compulsory course required, SJD candidates are free to enroll in courses according to their areas of interest. Moreover, with a small number of candidates, they can easily get together, work side by side, and support each other. Furthermore, the candidates are encouraged to meet and exchange their opinions with visiting scholars to build up an academic community. In addition, cordial welcome including strong and continual support from the staff are truly impressive.

Advice to SJD candidates:
Build your self-discipline. Although it may take some time to get on the right track, do not give up.