Like Cervantes’ Don Quixote, Mr. Farhang began his higher education with a search for life’s meaning, answers to the deeper questions of existence, and the pursuit of noble virtues. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with a minor in Religious Studies, and two years of Spanish language studies. After time tilting at windmills and discovering that life is a process, he turned his gaze to the law and the Aristotelian promise that all virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
He attended Southwestern Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2009, a recipient of the Paul W. Wildman Scholarship for Academic Achievement, a Public Interest Law Foundation Grant (2007), and an Exceptional Achievement Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He served as a research assistant to the Justice Marshall F. McComb Professor of Law, Mr. Robert E. Lutz, and was a Senior Staff Writer (Politics) for Southwestern’s publication The Commentator.