2L Iranian-American Student Elected ABA Law Student Division Chair

March 19, 2018


Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, a 2L Iranian-American student at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL), will be the next chair of the Law Student Division of American Bar Association (ABA).

A passionate social justice advocate, human rights activist, and community organizer, Sadeghi-Movahed is the first ever Iranian-American to hold the position, and the first woman in the role in over five years.

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.

Sedeghi-Movahed was elected to the position March 15. Her term will begin at the annual meeting this August, and run until August 2019.

“Thank you to the law student assembly voters, friends, family, faculty, and colleagues who supported me and encouraged me throughout the election process,” Sadeghi-Movahed said. “I am immensely honored have been elected to serve as your next (Chair) of the American Bar Association's Law Student Division.”

Prior to attending AUWCL, Sadeghi-Movahed 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.