Dean Razavi, 24, may not graduate from law school for another two weeks, but he is already one-for-one at the federal appellate level.

On Friday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a federal inmate who appealed a 15-year sentence on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel. Razavi, a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, represented inmate Nicholas Omar Tucker at oral argument.

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