Associate, Morgan Lewis
Homaira Hosseini is an immigrant from Afghanistan
Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at University of California, Berkeley
HOMAIRA HOSSEINI is an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm in San Francisco.
Homaira was born in Afghanistan. When the country was overrun by Soviet forces, her father, a Supreme Court Justice, was jailed and tortured. Homaira was two years old when her family managed to escape to India, and four years old when they were resettled in Fremont, CA.
Homaira pursued a BA in political science, with a minor in public affairs, at UCLA. She completed herJD at the University of California, Berkeley Law School.
As a 21-year old senior, she was elected president of the university's student body.In that role, she supported socially responsible investment of UCLA's endowment, instituted a series of state of the student government speeches, and raised awareness of, and support for, homeless UCLA students, many of whom were undocumented. When she graduated from the College Honors Program, she received the Chancellor's Leadership Award, the Women for Change Student Leadership Award, and the UCLA Distinguished Senior Award.
Homairia also completed a year-long CORO Fellows Program in Public Affairs following her graduation from UCLA.