Raha Jorjani is founder and director of the Immigration Representation Unit of the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office; the first unit of its kind on the West Coast and named 2016’s Program of the Year by the California Public Defender’s Association. From 2007-2014, Raha served as a Clinical Professor at the UC Davis School of Law’s Immigration law Clinic. In 2015, she taught Berkeley Law’s first “Crimmigration” course. Since 2005, Raha has provided representation to hundreds of immigrants, most of them detained, before the Immigration Court, BIA, District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals, and state courts. In 2016, she was named a Rosenberg Foundation Leading Edge fellow. Her legal advocacy and social justice contributions have also recently been recognized by NLG’s National Immigration Project, and the Iranian American Bar Association.