Thomas Hughes is a rising 3L. He is 27 years old and is originally from Buffalo, NY. Tom’s interest in international law began while serving in the United States Air Force as an Arabic language analyst. While in the Air Force, Tom earned an AA Degree in Arabic Language Studies from the Defense Language Institute. After serving 4 years in the Air Force, he returned to the University of Buffalo and graduated with a BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Business. Tom hopes to pursue a career in public international law. Tom is working at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for the Fall 2012 semester.