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Timo Fest, SJD Candidate

Student Bio


Munich, Germany

Class Year:

LLM Class 2010

Prior Education:

Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany), Law School
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (Germany), Law School (First State Examination in Law)
Referendariat (“Legal Clerkship”) at the Higher Regional Court of Munich (Second State Examination in Law)

What I Did Before Law School:

Before entering Law School at the Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) I did one year of civil service at the German Red Cross.

Why I Chose Penn Law:

Having offers from different law schools, I chose Penn Law because of its emphasis on the field of business law.

Professor Who Influenced Me Most:

I really like the way Professor Michael Wachter is teaching Corporations.  Having already taught classes myself I was surprised by the Socratic Method and its effectiveness.

My Favorite Course:

So far my favorite class is “Corporations” with Professor Wachter.  I like the way he focuses on the daily operations of corporations and the process of decision making.

My Favorite Philadelphia Moment:

My everyday run along the Schuylkill River by the boat houses.

What I’m Most Proud Of:

To be part of Penn Law’s LLM Class of 2010, meeting lots of people from different countries and legal backgrounds and make some great friends.

My Extracurricular Activities at Penn Law:

Playing soccer, watching baseball and hockey, and my visits to the Kimmel Center.

My Favorite Place or Activity on the University Campus:

Law School and its Courtyard, Locust Walk and Houston Hall.