Doreen Govari

UCLA School of Law

Iranian American Bar Association of Northern California



As a student researcher for the UCLA Law Criminal Justice Program, Doreen Govari was the lead writer for the youth justice navigator project, conducting legal research and interviews with members of the youth justice system such as the probation department, public defenders, and impacted youths. At UCLA, she has also volunteered for the El Centro Education Rights Legal Clinic, Incarcerated Persons Correspondence Project, and Covid-19 Behind Bars Data Project where she has helped respond to letters from incarcerated individuals seeking support and gathered data across various DOC COVID-19 dashboards to track the number of infected individuals and deaths within prisons. At the ACLU, she worked with the Education Equity team by conducting research that contributed to the elimination of police presence at Pomona Unified School District campuses. Doreen has served as a board member for the National Lawyers Guild, a representative for the Iranian Law Students Association, and an Honors Member of the UCLA Moot Court Society. Doreen is a 3L at UCLA School of Law specializing in Critical Race Studies and the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy.

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