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					                                            ABDALLAH M. KAMAL
           713.504.8543 ● Kamal2012@lawnet.ucla.edu ● 10964 Wellworth Ave., Apt. 306, Los Angeles, California 90024

EDUCATION
UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Juris Doctor, specialization in Business Law, expected May 2012
        Journals:          Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Managing Editor (2009 - Present)
        Activities:      UCLA Business Law Association, Vice President, Publications (2009 - Present)
                         UCLA Public Interest Law Fund, Board Member (2009 - Present)
                         Jones Day 1L Moot Court Competition, Respondent (2009)
                         Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member (2010 - Present)
University of Houston: Honors College, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Political Science, May 2008
Minors: English and International Area Studies (Middle Eastern Politics Concentration)
        Honors:         National Dean’s List, Political Science Dean’s List, Univ. of Houston Dean’s List (All Semesters)
                        Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, & Golden Key
        Awards:          Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship & International Education Fund Scholarship
                         Certified in Entrepreneurship by Wolf Center Business School: Program ranked first in Nation
        Activities:      Tunisian Student Association, Translator and Public Relations Representative
                         United Nations Children’s Fund, University of Houston Chapter, Cofounder
                         New York Model United Nations, Delegate (Represented University in first national conference)
The Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences, Syracuse, Italy
Honors College study abroad program examining the politics of the Peloponnesian War (Summer 2008)

EXPERIENCE
Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Civil Liability Branch, Law Clerk (Summer 2010)
    Authored the City’s opposition to a petition for writ of mandate
    Conducted extensive legal research and drafted memoranda examining varied legal issues
Houston Lawyers Direct: www.HoustonLawyersDirect.com, Founder (2006 - Present)
   Founded a complimentary attorney referral service which also provides free educational resources
   Led a team of designers and software engineers located in China, Bangladesh, Russia, and the United States
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Bilateral US Arab Chamber of Commerce, Intern: Translator and Coordinator (2005 - 2009)
     Applied multilingual abilities to identify and meet the needs of representatives from the Middle East
     Coordinated Commercial Diplomacy events to foster strategic business alliances
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University of Houston Energy Association, Director of Operations (2006 - 2008)
    Researched policy regarding energy and climate change, and organized annual events for executives
    Exceeded Organization’s fundraising goals by raising $25,000 in three months for campus-wide scholarship fund

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Online Projects Coordinator, One Step Closer Cerebral Palsy Foundation (2006 - 2008)
    Spearheaded web development project and increased donations by 20%
Account Manager and Construction Worker, Houston Community Housing Outreach (2006 - 2007)
    Aided in the construction of low-income community housing
Food Line Operator and Event Planner, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief (2005)
    Coordinated immediate hunger relief initiatives for Katrina survivors
SKILLS & INTERESTS
Proficient in Arabic, basic Spanish
Soccer, web development, and chess

				
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