Scottsdale’s Hawthorne to graduate with international legal expertise

Posted 12/6/21

Abbey Hawthorne, an Arizona State University student and Scottsdale resident will graduate on Monday, Dec. 13, taking her international arbitration experience into her legal career path.

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Scottsdale’s Hawthorne to graduate with international legal expertise

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Abbey Hawthorne, an Arizona State University student and Scottsdale resident will graduate on Monday, Dec. 13, taking her international arbitration experience into her legal career path.

Her collegiate journey, according to an ASU News press release, includes earning dual bachelor’s degrees from ASU and working for two years in program management.

Post-graduation, Hawthorne returned to pursue her JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the release said.

Focusing on international law, business law and alternative dispute resolution, Hawthorne became an active member of ASU Law’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) court team, which she says the role provided the most defining moments of her legal studies.

She was recognized as the top oralist at the University of San Diego Vis International Commercial Arbitration pre-moot event and one of the top 32 oralists globally at the Vis Moot Vienna competition during her final year at ASU Law, noted the release.

“Though time intensive and challenging, my role on the Vis Moot team helped grow my advocacy and legal research skills in a way that was fun, interesting and will surely pay off in my career,” said Hawthorne in the release.

Graduating this fall, she is recognized for her advocacy skills as one of 10 ASU Law students in her class honored with The Order of Barristers, said the release. Hawthorne holds bachelor’s degrees in global studies and sociology as well as certificates in international studies, and religion and conflict.

She even pursued her passions by studying abroad during law school with a summer studying European Union law and policy at ASU Law’s partner program in Prato, Italy; and a semester in Melbourne, Australia, working on an independent study paper examining female representation on the federal courts of Australia and the U.S.

Hawthorne served as a U.S. Department of State Title VIII fellow studying the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian language and culture. Having completed the fellowship, she is preparing for the bar exam and starting her legal career, the release added.

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