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Asad Rahman (Class of 2003, J.D. 2006) was interviewed by David Hu via the Zoom internet-based video conferencing software on June 29, 2020. Mr. Rahman was born in New York City, but his family quickly moved to Gainesville, TX. In his interview, Mr. Rahman discusses his childhood in Gainesville, his experiences traveling to Pakistan with his family, and the activities he participated in during high school.
After being accepted to several universities, he ultimately decided to attend SMU, where he majored in political science. While at SMU, Mr. Rahman participated in the Muslim Student Association, along with several other Asian student organizations. He discusses his experiences as a Muslim student on campus when the September 11th attacks occurred.
Mr. Rahman graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 2003, and then went on to pursue a degree in law from SMU, which he obtained in 2006. He is now a successful attorney and continues to remain actively involved with SMU as an alumnus.
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