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Rahman Popal

Rahman joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in February of 2015. Rahman is a zealous advocate, representing undocumented migrants who are facing removal from the United States in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, before the USCIS Asylum Office and USCIS. Rahman helps convicted criminals in their post conviction appeals and motions, having already received a grant of a Certificate of Rehabilitation and numerous expungements for individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to changing the course of their lives. As part of his practice, Rahman advocates on behalf of undocumented immigrants who face illegal and punitive working conditions, are routinely underpaid or not paid at all, and are treated with little to no respect.

Prior to joining the firm, Rahman worked as a Human Rights Advocates Fellow with the immigration law firm of Johnson & Mcdermed, LLP where he challenged the government’s prolonged and indefinite detention of undocumented peoples at bond hearings before the Immigration Court’s detained docket on Sansom St. in San Francisco. In his pursuit of social justice, as a Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Intern, Rahman presented an oral intervention at the 25th United Nations Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, Switzerland, advocating on the human rights effects of environmentally degrading practices and unsustainable development. He served on the USF Law Moot Court Board in the role of a Development Director and continues to help his alma mater in their preparation for advocacy competitions, previously serving as an Attorney Coach to the National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams upon graduation. He has worked as a research assistant helping to prepare published works, competed in numerous advocacy competitions, was awarded the Best Oral Advocate designation in his writing section during the 1L Moot Court Competition and was awarded a CALI prize for demonstrating Excellence in International Development Law.

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
J.D., 2014: Top 25%

 

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, cum laude, 2010 


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