Mai Phan, 2011, Vietnam

 How I learned about Fletcher: I learned about Fletcher through lecturers offered and through senior officers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam who are Fletcher alumni. I visited Fletcher the first time in 2008 with one of my lecturers and attended one of Professor Glennon’s classes. I was so impressed with his teaching style and the exciting class environment that I always wanted to return.

On the classroom experience: Being a trainee lawyer in the corporate practice of an international law firm, I understand a lawyer can only assist his/her client most effectively if they have an understanding of various aspects of law. With Fletcher’s interdisciplinary curriculum, both my business and political knowledge has increased, while I have also gained a deeper understanding of the critical legal aspects of business and trade laws. Furthermore, there are always helpful and outstanding professors and students from different backgrounds willing to share their knowledge and perspectives.

Favorite blog:

Favorite book:
Talent is Overrated

Favorite food:
Bun cha

Favorite musician:
Eva Cassidy

Favorite website:

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:
How to best facilitate foreign investments in emerging markets

Fields of Study

  • International Business and Economic Law
  • International Trade and Commercial Policies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Law and Securities
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Competition

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor Degree, International Law, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Experience before Fletcher

  • Duane Morris Vietnam LLC, Trainee Lawyer - Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Vilaf - Hong Duc Law firm, Trainee Lawyer - Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Mayer Brown JSM, Intern - Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Vietnamese
  • English