Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed is the Chairwoman of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. She is a Juris Doctor candidate at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she is a member of WCL’s Mock Trial Honor Society and a student attorney for the Criminal Defense Clinic. Negeen received her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. She is a passionate social justice advocate, human rights activist, and community organizer. Negeen has held leadership positions at United Nations Association of Orange County, Network of Iranian Professionals of Orange County, Iranian Student Group at UCLA, Iranian-American Women Foundation, and Southwest Asian & North Afrikan community organization in Los Angeles. In 2013, she was nominated for the Rising Star award at the OC Global Women’s Conference and received an honorable mention. Upon attending UCLA, Negeen was highly involved in student government representing UCLA in state-wide and nation-wide conferences; further, she was elected UCLA’s first ever Transfer Student Representative for the Undergraduate Student Association Council. Negeen has presented at numerous conferences on education and international relations. Her analysis on feminism, education policy, race relations, and international affairs have been featured on Washington Post, Manoto TV, Mic, KIRN 670 radio, FEM Newsmagazine, ABC’s Nightline, BBC World Service’s Newsday, and Al Jazeera America. Negeen was a fellow for People for the American Way’s “Young People For” program, where she researches socio-economic status, political impact, and tactics for empowerment of Middle Easterners in the United States. She is currently a graduate fellow for the Ansari Fellowship Program.
Rabia Chaudry talks about the role of discrimination in our criminal justice system and what law students and the general public should learn from the story of Adnan Syed.
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