Law Student Profile
Sara Alsaleh, Widener Law By Teresa Cajot Sara Alsaleh dreamed of graduating from law school and applying for JAG but when she found out that she had diabetes, she had no choice but to change her plans. However, her desires to go forward with her studies in law never faltered.
The prospective 2012 Widener Law School graduate has now found a new passion. As a result of being diagnosed with diabetes and celiac disease, Alsaleh discovered food and drug law. What first developed as an interest learning how to cope with her health issues, has now evolved into a desire to procure food and product safety by providing consumers with the necessary information to make informed decisions. After taking a course on food and drug law, Alsaleh established the Food and Drug Law Association at Widener Law, which provides students with an opportunity to connect with the Food and Drug Law Institute. The group, has sponsored a number of events, including a conference entitled, ‘’FDA Matters: Criminal and Civil Enforcement, Ethics, Accountability, and Beyond.’’ Since May, Alsaleh has been working in the Office of Ombudsman for Chief Scientists in the FDA’s headquarters in Maryland. As a law clerk, she is responsible for preparing research memorandum, producing Federal Register Notices, and more.
During school breaks, Alsaleh also interns at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania, where she takes on a number of duties including the following: preparing powers of attorney and wills for those in the military, developing research memorandum, and providing case management services. Since January of last year, she has also performed office duties in Widener’s Delaware financial aid office, through the work study program. In addition to all of her other responsibilities, Alsaleh is also involved in the International Law Society and the Military Law Society. She also made the fall 2010 Dean’s Honors List and was honored with a certificate of achievement for earning the highest grade in her fall 2010 international law course. Her main legal interests include food and drug law, product labeling, allergen disclosure, international law, and Middle East relations. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue a career with the Food and Drug Administration.
Sara Alsaleh dreamed of graduating from law school and applying for JAG but when she found out that she had diabetes, she had no choice but...