Long Grove, Illinois
Misha Ghadiri realized she wanted to go to law school after she completed her undergraduate degrees at Grinnell College.
Though she wasn’t immediately certain about her next step, Ghadiri says she decided to apply to law schools after researching what she could do with a law degree, and how she could impact people’s lives in a positive way.
“Social work programs seemed to be attempting to fix problems and help people retroactively, but legal advocates can address the root of the problem and help people get out of bad situations more permanently,” Ghadiri says.
Now a third-year student at Iowa Law, Ghadiri has served as the co-president of the American Constitutional Law Society, as well as OutLaws — a campus LGBT organization. She’s also a member of the Organization for Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), a student ambassador, and Senior Managing Editor of the Journal of Gender Race and Justice. When she’s not busy with law school responsibilities, Ghadiri volunteers with the Johnson County Crisis Center.
After her first year of law school, Ghadiri worked with Judge Sara Darrow. This year, she spent her summer as a prosecuting intern with the Johnson County Attorney’s Office.
Ghadiri hopes to specialize in criminal law after she completes her studies in May 2017.