Hisashi Nigamori, SJD Candidate
Ritstumeikan University Graduate School of Law (Master of Law)
What I Did Before Law School:
I worked at investment bank and was involved in structured finance, principal finance and restructuring.
Why I Chose Penn Law:
Penn Law offered me the greatest opportunity to pursue my strong interest in the area of Law and Finance.
My Best Experience at Penn Law:
I could have met great many of talented lawyers who came all around the world, and we actually share our unique experiences and knowledge.
Professor Who Influenced Me Most:
Professor Reed Shuldiner. He teaches the Federal Income Tax in fall semester and I was very impressed his way of teaching that he put more focus on detailed legal reasoning rather than finding facts in cases. He is very passionate and always tries to develop the discussions.
My Favorite Course:
Corporate Finance; since I’m a Wharton Business and Law Certificate (WBLC) student, I take the Corporate Finance where we can acquire not only financial knowledge but also practical way of the corporate valuation through interesting case study.
My Favorite Philadelphia Moment:
There’re a lot but if I had to choose one, I’d have say when I go for a walk around the Rittenhouse Square with my wife, I enjoy having lunch. It’s such a lovely moment to calm down and communicate with people relaxing there.
What I’m Most Proud Of:
I’m very proud of being a member of the community and actually “own” the community.
My Extracurricular Activities at Penn Law:
I am a dedicated athlete and love to play sports such as golf, tennis and soccer. I regularly play tennis with my friends at Penn Park that was newly opened in September. Also, there’re a lot of great golf courses around in Philadelphia!
My Favorite Place or Activity on the University Campus:
I love to spend most of my time at the Biddle Law Library and the Courtyard in Law School where people are easy to get together. When I don’t feel well, I often come to the Courtyard and there’re always my friends.
What is it like being a LLM:
In Penn Law LLM, there are people who have different backgrounds, and you can share your experience with each other. This is the most exciting moment you’ll experience when you come to Penn Law. Also, Penn Law has close relationship with Wharton and other prestigious graduate school in UPenn. I’d definitely say that you can pursue your future interest. I actually take the WBLC and am very satisfied with the program and have gotten some offers from Investment Banking (M&A) and advisory firm.