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2L Iranian-American Student Runs for ABA Law Student Division Chair

March 2, 2018

Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed

Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, a 2L Iranian-American student at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), is running to be the next chair of the Law Student Division of American Bar Association (ABA). The Division represents over 120,000 students before the ABA decision-making bodies by advocating for policies to enhance legal education and the well-being of law students. If elected, she will be the first ever Iranian-American to hold the position, and the first woman in the role in over five years.

“Given the opportunity to serve as the Law Student Division’s Chair, I would be fiercely dedicated to amplifying student voices, advocating for student needs, and equipping students with resources to use law school as a tool for their success,” Sadeghi-Movahed said. “Being a first generation Iranian-American woman, I recognize that I am here today because of the strength, determination, and resilience of the women who came before me.”

Sadeghi-Movahed is a passionate social justice advocate, human rights activist, and community organizer. Prior to attending AUWCL, she was the associate director of Iranian-American Women Foundation, Transfer Student Representative for the UCLA’s Undergraduate Student Association Council, and a fellow for the People for the American Way’s “Young People For” Fellowship. Her analysis on feminism, race relations, and international affairs has been featured on The LA Times, ABC’s Nightline, and Al Jazeera America. At AUWCL, she is a member of the Mock Trial Honor Society and Equal Justice Foundation.

Sadeghi-Movahed envisions a Law Student Division that harnesses student power in leading a movement to address issues of student mental health, sexual harassment, and student loan debt. She believes in transparency and ensuring that students across the nation are aware of their ability to utilize the ABA Law Student Division’s resources for their success.

The election will take place online on March 13-15.  Student Bar Association Presidents and ABA Student Representatives are eligible to participate in this election.

You can learn more about Sadeghi-Movahed’s qualifications in her candidate statement here or her LinkedIn profile here.