Afghan women law students set to return; one is chosen for commencement speech by male, Saudi classmates (Photos) — May 21, 2013 by Take Two Show published on 2013-05-21T18:44:15Z Munira Akhunzada and Shasmi Maqsoudi came to Southern California to study American law, as part of a U.S. State Department sponsored program with Afghanistan to send Afghan attorneys to American for more legal education and training.; Credit: Mae Ryan/KPCC Last year, we brought you a story about two young women from Afghanistan studying law in Southern California. Their goal was to return home, become judges, and help shape the rule of law. Today, they are set to return to Afghanistan after graduating with master's degrees. As KPCC's Erika Aguilar reports, one woman was bestowed a special honor at the graduation ceremony, and the way she was selected gives them hope their plans might work out.