From the Aloha State to the Keystone State, Daniel Ouansafi traveled across the ocean to accomplish his dream of becoming an attorney. Daniel is currently a second-year student at the Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with Honors. During Daniel’s senior year at the University of Hawaii, Daniel interned with the Hawaii Public Defender’s Office.
Daniel decided to pursue a career in family law because he believes that families, as the core building blocks of society, are worth preserving. Daniel is very passionate about civil rights and family law matters and seeks to use his legal education to best serve the field. Daniel’s inspiration to pursue family law first came from a Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote: “If you are going to be a lawyer and just practice your profession, you have a skill. . . if you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself… something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you.”