Meet: Martha – MLB student from Nicaragua

Each year people from all over the world come to study the Bucerius Master of Law and Business. In the Meet interviews they tell their stories.

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Where did you work before coming to Bucerius Law School?

Before joining Bucerius Law School, my prior work experience was quite diverse. I began my career in the non-profit sector, working for the autonomous region in Nicaragua, where I was involved in various community and environment-oriented initiatives.

Additionally, I established my own law office, specializing in family law. At the same time, I gained experience in the telecommunications sector by working for a US-based company. This varied background has equipped me with a broad range of skills and perspectives that I believe will be valuable in my legal education and future career.

Why did you decide to study in Germany?

My decision to study in Germany was influenced by a combination of factors. Firstly, Germany's prominence in education. It's renowned for its strong educational system. Secondly, the cultural appeal of Germany and its emphasis on work-life balance were significant factors.

Additionally, Germany's robust economy, a leader in the European Union, presented promising opportunities. Lastly, coming from Nicaragua, I consider attending Bucerius Law School an honor and a substantial responsibility, as I become the first student from my country to join this academic community.

What makes the MLB special in your opinion?

From my perspective, the MLB program at Bucerius Law School stands out for several compelling reasons:

Strong Reputation: Bucerius Law School has a well-established history of academic excellence and success. Its longstanding reputation adds credibility to the program.

Diversity and Global Perspective: One of the program's standout features is the incredible diversity it offers. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with individuals from different parts of the world. This multicultural exposure is remarkable, as it broadens our horizons, helps us understand different mindsets, and encourages the exchange of ideas.

Interdisciplinary Approach: What I particularly appreciate about the MLB program is its distinctive approach, blending business and law. This approach is in real-world, international case studies. It equips us with a comprehensive understanding of complex issues, making it easier to apply our knowledge through practical scenarios.

Networking Opportunities: Remarkably, within just a few months, I've managed to build a valuable network of contacts within the university and various law firms. The program facilitates field trips to companies and startups for example to Berlin, where we engage in in-depth case studies with companies. This has proven to be an invaluable opportunity for exploring potential internships and job prospects.

Exceptional Faculty: The program is enriched by an outstanding faculty of professors and professionals, each of whom display an impressive career in both law and business. Learning from such accomplished individuals has not only amplified my perspective but also sharpen my critical thinking skills.

It has taught me that the fields of business and law are nuanced, with shades of gray, rather than being strictly black and white. In addition to the faculty, the support provided by the admission committee and the careers advisor department has been truly welcoming since my very first day.

The combination of these factors makes the MLB program an extraordinary and fulfilling educational journey, one that I am proud to be a part of.



What are the biggest differences between Nicaragua and Germany?

There is difference between cultural, economic, political and educational aspects, but nevertheless, we share historical solidarity. In the mid ‘80s, Germans stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Nicaraguans, united in our struggle against the Somoza Dictatorship. We share belief in democracy and justice in spite of the current situation in Nicaragua

What’s an experience at this university, that is completely new to you?

One thing that's entirely new for me here is that I've never been involved in real-case hands-on with companies before. Additionally, the research opportunities at this university seem unlimited.

You worked in Telecomunications and law. What are your future career plans?

In terms of my future career plans, I'm excited about making a 180-degree shift. I intend to transition into the field of corporate business Law, where I can apply the extensive knowledge, I've been acquiring during my MBL Program. I look forward to tackling new challenges and making a meaningful impact in the corporate legal domain.


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Which role will German law play in the future for you

German law will continue to play a significant role in my future endeavors. As I plan to specialize in corporate business law, Germany's legal framework, known for its robust business regulations and global trade significance, will be instrumental in my career.

I foresee German law being a cornerstone in my work, whether it involves multinational business transactions, trade agreements, or international legal negotiations. Its influence will remain pivotal in my ongoing legal journey.

How do you like living in Hamburg?

I've been living in Hamburg for the past five years, and I can genuinely say that I love it here. The city has grown on me in many ways. Hamburg's unique combination of cultural richness, stunning waterfront views, and a lively atmosphere never ceases to amaze me.

Hamburg's remarkable balance of urban conveniences and natural beauty, with its parks and waterways, continues to make it a fantastic place to call home. I can honestly say Hamburg’s weather is not a problem anymore and Moin is part of my daily lingo. My family and I, we really enjoy to go for a walk around the Alster lake - it doesn’t matter if is winter or summer we just love the view!

Martha, thanks for the interview!



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