Alumni Spotlights

Barath Raman, J.D., '14

Associate, Lewis Wagner, LLP

Barath Raman, J.D., '14

The faculty, administrators, and students have made IU McKinney feel like home away from home the past few years because we are just a close knit legal community and genuinely care about everyone's life's and success.

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2014 graduate Barath Raman was born and raised in Houston, Texas before moving with his family  to St. Louis, Missouri, when he was in high school. He studied construction engineering at Purdue University, which is where his Indiana connection comes from. He worked for two years after graduation, in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Los Angeles, and was part of the light rail expansion project in Houston. An opportunity to attend meetings about the project with the legal team connected with it showed him that he enjoyed the legal side of the project he was assigned to more than the engineering work he was doing. So he applied to law school. Making the move to IU McKinney was easy; all of his friends from his undergraduate days at Purdue work in Indianapolis. And he appears to be on his way toward putting down roots in the city: Barath accepted a position as an associate at LewisWagner after he graduates in May 2014.

"Coming to IU McKinney School of Law has been one of the best decisions of my life,” Raman said. “I came here to be close to family and undergraduate friends, but realized that I made some truly great friends and connections that I know will last 80 years down the line. The faculty, administrators, and students have made IU McKinney feel like home away from home the past few years because we are just a close knit legal community and genuinely care about everyone's life's and success. It has been a wonderful experience to be here, and I feel like being heavily involved and invested in the law school through Student Bar Association law school has helped me realized my potential academically, professionally, and even socially and for that I have zero regrets about coming to IU McKinney and Indianapolis!"