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Rajeh Saadeh, RC '07

Political Science; Middle Eastern Studies

President of the predecessor organization to the Rutgers University Muslim Student Association

What attracted you to Rutgers University and the Honors/Scholars Program?
Rutgers is an excellent school that provides its students with a breath of opportunities in and out of the classroom as well as after graduation.

Why did you choose your major and minor?
The classes and programs were of particular interest to me, were and remain relevant to me personally, and were instrumental in giving me an academic understanding of the workings of the world that I did not understand or appreciate beforehand.

Tell us a little bit about what you're doing now. What was your first job after Rutgers? Where you do you live? 
After Rutgers, I graduated from Penn Law School. I am an attorney practicing divorce and family law, foreclosure prevention, and real estate transactions and litigation in Somerville. I reside in Springfield with my wife and our two children.

What has been your greatest professional and/or personal accomplishment since you graduated Rutgers?

I am most proud of my children.

Was there a class and/or experience at Rutgers that led you to pursuing your current career?
Islamic Law & Jurisprudence with the Honorable Hany A. Mawla.

What three words describe your experience at Rutgers and the Honors/Scholars Program? 
Challenging. Rewarding. Fulfilling.

How has your Rutgers and Honors education benefited you in your post-Rutgers life?
Rutgers prepared me for success throughout my legal career, and it enabled me to connect with other Rutgers alums, including Honors Program alums, personally and professionally.

What advice do you have for our current SAS Honors Program students?
Foster and facilitate the relationships you make at Rutgers; they will benefit you personally and professionally more than your transcript or resume.

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