Nourhan Tomoum

Nourhan Tomoum




On choosing Fletcher

In comparison to other UK universities I was applying to, Fletcher was the strongest in terms of diversity and flexibility of coursework. LLM programs usually encompass courses from all over the legal spectrum and I didn't want that. Fletcher's flexibility allowed me to tailor my course load according to my interests and focus on areas related to human rights, humanitarian law, as well as international criminal law. Studying law at a predominantly international relations school also provides students with valuable skills related to everything from law, conflict resolution, gender studies and humanitarian action, which exposes students to different perspectives on legal issues.

On the community

The university prides itself on its strong "sense of community." I didn't know what this meant until I was actually a student. People at Fletcher just love helping each other out. You can shoot an email to someone you don't know and end up having coffee together at Mugar Café, listening to them talk about their past experiences and how they can help you. The diversity of students brings completely different experiences from all over the world together in one place, creating endless opportunities to learn from each other.

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Human Rights Practicum
  • International Law Practicum

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Law, Law, Cairo University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, The American University in Cairo
  • Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Marketing Communication, The American University in Cairo

Experience before Fletcher

  • Senior Programme Reporting Assistant, Integration of Migrants, UN Migration Agency, Cairo, Egypt
  • Senior Project Assistant, Resettlement of Refugees, UN Migration Agency, Cairo, Egypt
  • Project Assistant, Resettlement of Refugees, UN Migration Agency, Cairo, Egypt


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