Meet Your Global Programs Team

We welcome your interest in the UCI Law LL.M. program. Here you will receive more than a degree. You will benefit from access to our top professors in a collegial and holistic learning environment. You will be integrated into a welcoming and sophisticated group of LL.M. and J.D. scholars. And you will have the benefit of living and studying in our ideal Southern California location just minutes away from North America’s best beaches. UCI Law combines academic rigor, collegiality and lifestyle like none other. We invite you to study in the city ranked as America’s safest for 16 consecutive years – Irvine!

The Global Programs team in the courtyard of the Law School

From left to right: 

Grace Lee, J.D.
Global Programs Professional Development Advisor

Mary Germain
Senior Global Programs Administrator

Khary D. Hornsby, J.D.
Assistant Dean of Global Programs

Maryam Zomorodian, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director of Global Programs

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  • Khary D. Hornsby, J.D.

    Assistant Dean, Global Programs

    Khary Hornsby is the Assistant Dean for LL.M. and International Programs at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he oversees the development of the school’s first suite of international student programs. His responsibilities include overseeing the marketing, recruitment, admission, cultural and academic orientation programming, international alumni relations, and cultural and academic orientation efforts. Dean Hornsby has over 20 years of experience in various leadership positions and has conducted workshops and presentations in over 40 countries. Previous to joining the University of California, Irvine he was Director of International Programs, Graduate Programs and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He was recognized by the University of Minnesota with its most prestigious award for global leadership, the 2015 Award for Global Engagement, given in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions to global education and international programs. He is a certified cultural intelligence and cross-cultural dexterity coach and a certified trainer in: EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence); EQ 360 (Leadership, multi-rater); Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI); Unconscious Bias (CQ Center); and, CQ Level 2 (Cultural Intelligence).

  • Maryam Meechka Zomorodian, J.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Director, Global Programs

    Maryam Meechka Zomorodian is the Associate Director of Global Programs at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she serves on the UCI Law Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. She is also a graduate of UCI Law (J.D., 2020). As a law student, she was the Senior Diversity and Outreach Editor for UC Irvine Law Review and a leader for Saturday Academy of Law, a pro bono project dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession. Prior to studying at UCI Law, Dr. Zomorodian was an academic advisor at the University of Notre Dame, where she also taught courses for the College of the First Year of Studies and for the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. She also taught extensively for the University Writing Program, including a summer seminar for incoming athletes and Upward Bound students. Additionally, she had the privilege of teaching for the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars, a merit-based program for students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Dr. Zomorodian received her B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, her M.A. from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in early modern English literature from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Mary Germain

    Senior Global Programs Administrator

    Mary Germain joined the University of California, Irvine School of Law in February 2009. She helped establish the UCI Law Fund during her early years at the law school. She was part of the launch of the UCI Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program and currently provides organizational assistance to LL.M. faculty, staff, and students. She also supports the Korea Law Center’s Visiting Scholars program and the State Bar of California’s MCLE program. Prior to joining UCI Law, Ms. Germain was a Development Officer for Sage Hill School, a private preparatory high school located in Newport Coast, where she oversaw many fundraising initiatives as well as the annual gala event. Earlier in her career, she worked for Human Options, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. Ms. Germain began working as a community educator for elementary, high school, and college students, teaching about teen violence and awareness, the dangers of domestic violence, and how to get help. She also shared with students how to lead healthy, violence-free lives. Later she became a Development Officer raising vital funds for the organization. Ms. Germain holds a B.S. in Merchandising and Marketing from Northern Arizona University.

  • Grace K. Lee, J.D.

    Professional Development Advisor,
    Global Programs

    ​​Grace Lee serves as the Professional Development Advisor for Global Programs at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. She exclusively advises international LL.M. students on career development and the U.S. legal profession. Before joining the Global Programs team, she most recently served at UCI Law as the Director of Community Programs, leading programs that encourage students from under-served communities to pursue a career in law and one day give back to their communities as practicing attorneys. Prior to this, Ms. Lee served as the Assistant Director of Career Development, working with law students in pursuing legal employment opportunities with emphasis in the public interest sector. Before coming to UCI Law, Grace was the National Training and Policy Attorney at the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence in Washington, D.C.  Prior to that, she was a staff attorney with the Asian and Pacific Islander Community Outreach Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She provided direct representation to limited English-proficient domestic violence survivors in family and immigration proceedings and has spoken and presented at national conferences on the topics of language access, family and immigration law. Ms. Lee received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine and her J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.