Illinois Wesleyan University will honor Drake Law School graduate Arman Dabiri as part of its Homecoming festivities. Dabiri is one of three Illinois Wesleyan alumni who will be honored at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Alumni Awards Lunch in Bloomington, Ill.
Dabiri, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree in history in 1994 and earned his law degree from Drake in 1996, will receive the Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Alumnus Award.
This award, named after a 1968 alumnus and former Illinois Wesleyan alumni director, recognizes young alumni for outstanding professional achievement and dedication to civic leadership.
Dabiri now practices international law and litigation at his own firm, Arman Dabiri and Associates, in Washington, D.C. He specializes in offering legal counsel to countries with business or government relations issues in the United States.
His firm represents foreign governments and heads of states that appear before U.S. federal courts and international tribunals. Because of the firm's international clientele, Arman Dabiri and Associates has five attorneys in Brussels, two in Paris and six in Washington, D.C.
As part of Illinois Wesleyan's Homecoming festivities, Dabiri will participate in the Back to College Classes series. He will speak on the topic of international law and the approach of national courts to prosecutions of crimes outside of their national boundaries.
His lecture, titled "Universal Jurisdiction," will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library in Bloomington.