Why I Became A Lawyer: A Refugee's Journey Of Firsts

Law360 (February 5, 2019, 5:00 PM EST) -- This article is the first in a series in which attorneys reflect on the formative life experiences that helped lay the groundwork for their careers in the legal profession. In this installment, Raymond Aghaian of Kilpatrick Townsend LLP recounts his childhood in war-torn Iran, his subsequent years as a refugee and an immigrant to the U.S., and key moments that galvanized his interest in law.

Raymond Aghaian It was an early afternoon in September 1980 as I stood in the schoolyard near the airport in Tehran, Iran, looking up at fighter jets racing through the sky. The airport had been bombed...

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