Farai Vyamucharo-Shawa

Hometown: Winnipeg, Canada


  • University of Manitoba, 2010 | Linguistics

Job: Skadden Arps – Associate

Program: Full-Time Day

Life in Law School

I joined the Trial Team, Jessup Moot Court, and ICC Moot Court. All of them were invaluable to my growth as an advocate. Thinking on my feet and being a voice for clients is something that I’m proud of having practiced, and can’t wait to put to use in the real courtroom. Not only that, it was a great way for me to meet my contemporaries, not just in Philadelphia, but across the country and internationally as well.

Making Lasting Memories

One 1L Summer with the Philadelphia Eagles was a great experience. At the time, the World Cup was being played and the staff got together one day to watch the games in the team’s draft HQ. Canada (my home team) lost, but it was a great time otherwise.

Faculty Impact

Professors deGuzman, Greenstein and Braccia are all experts in their fields that gave me the confidence I needed to believe that I could one day know what I was talking about too. I was always fascinated by criminal law, both domestic and international, and I couldn’t have asked for better people to not just teach me about it, but talk with me about it.

Temple Law Lessons

Don’t be afraid to say what you’re thinking in law school. No one knows what’s going on when you arrive. This is your chance to learn what YOUR voice sounds like when you discuss legal issues. It’s low stakes, and everyone else in the room is trying to find their voice too.