Kiyanoush Razaghi, LL.M. LOTUS ’15, is profiled in the Fall 2016 issue of The National Jurist.
Read the profile here.
A native of Iran, Razaghi was 29 when he was barred from returning home from the United States, where he’d spent a summer taking a course in human rights advocacy. Though he was unable to practice law in the U.S., he was not ready to accept his friends’ suggestions that he consider becoming a truck or bus driver.
“I went to law school because I was thinking that, as a lawyer, I could be more useful for my society in terms of advocating for equal rights for everybody and helping the marginalized people,” Razaghi said in the article.
Fast forward a few years: After graduating from UB with an LL.M. in the Law of the United States, Razaghi took part in the Law Entrepreneurs for Access Program, or LEAP, the only legal incubator in the Maryland-Washington, D.C., area. LEAP is a project of Civil Justice Inc. and the law schools at UB and the University of Maryland.
Today Razaghi runs his own firm in Baltimore and Rockville.