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Golden Bear pride shines brightly as Arshan Shirani receives degree from Western New England University

Arshan Shirani graduated from Western New England University with a Juris Doctor. The graduate ceremony was held on Sunday, May 21, with nearly 400 students receiving masters, law, and doctorate d...

June, 26 2017 - Verified by Western New England University
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning an academic award
Dean's Award Recipient
Spring 2017 - Added by Arshan
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning an academic award
Scribe's Legal Writing Award--National Order of Scribes
Spring 2017 - Added by Arshan
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning an academic award
CALI Award--Legislation
Fall 2016 - Added by Arshan
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning an academic award
Dean's Award Recipient
Spring 2016 - Added by Arshan
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning an academic award
Jessup International Moot Court Competition--Top Ten Memorial
Spring 2016 - Added by Arshan
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning an academic award
CALI Award--Critical Race Theory
Spring 2016 - Added by Arshan
Arshan Shirani was recognized for earning a scholarship
Merit Scholarship
Fall 2014 - Spring 2017 - Added by Arshan
Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2017
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 - Western New England University
Lex Brevis--Proofreading Editor
Proofreading Editor for Lex Brevis, a student newspaper.
Spring 2016 - Spring 2017 - Western New England University
International Human Rights Clinic
Worked for the International Refugee Assistance Program as part of the Human Rights Clinic at Western New England School of Law. Advocating for refugees by helping them navigate both international and domestic procedural barriers. Intake of potential qualified refugees. Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of refugee claims in respects to both United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) guidelines and domestic immigrant laws. Drafting resettlement appeals on behalf of refugees for submission to UNHCR.
International Law Students Association (ILSA-WNEU)
Fall 2015 - Spring 2017 - Western New England University
Appellate Moot Court Executive Board
Fall 2015 - Spring 2017 - Western New England University
Jessup International Moot Court Competition
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 - Western New England University
Law Review, Western New England University School of Law
Junior Staff, vol. 38 Senior Staff, vol. 39, Production Editor
Fall 2015 - Spring 2017 - Western New England University
Iranian Student's Foundation
Member, elected official.
Fall 2005 - Spring 2009 - University of Maryland: College Park
Intake Volunteer at International Refugee Assistance Program
August 2017 - Present
Legal Intern at Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Conducting legal research, drafting motions and memoranda in support, reviewing settlement agreements, and drafting discovery requests. Additionally, writing and drafting demand letters for various forms of employment and housing discrimination.

June 2016 - August 2016
Legal Extern at International Refugee Assistance Program

Advocating for refugees by helping them navigate both international and domestic procedural barriers. Intake of potential qualified refugees. Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of refugee claims in respects to both United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) guidelines and domestic immigrant laws. Drafting resettlement appeals on behalf of refugees for submission to UNHCR.

January 2016 - August 2016
Legal Intern at Azari Law, LLC

Working in office that specializes in criminal law and administrative adjudications. Research and drafting of administrative appeals. Shadowing attorney for intakes and court appearances.

May 2015 - July 2015
Legal Intern at Pishevar & Associates

Requesting, writing, and organizing documents for demand letters to insurance companies for personal injury litigation.Made discovery appendixes for appeals in tort/contract cases in the 4th District Appeals Court.Writing client update letters for immigration and personal injury.Completed immigration forms and followed up with USCIS.

December 2013 - July 2014

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