Professorial Lecturer in Law
Kuyomars “Q” Golparvar has been practicing immigration law since 2003 and with the federal government since 2004. He currently serves as an Immigration Judge at the York Detention Center in York, Pennsylvania. Previously he served as the Chief of the Immigration Law and Practice Division at the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Prior to that he held positions as the Senior Advisor to the Principal Legal Advisor for ICE, Deputy Chief Counsel, and Assistant Chief Counsel at ICE’s Office of Chief Counsel located at the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Arizona. Prior to joining the federal government, he worked as an associate attorney for a private immigration firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Deasy & Whitehill, PC. Mr. Golparvar received his BA in International Affairs and Middle East Studies in 1998 from The George Washington University where he also served as Student Association President. He received his JD degree and Certificate in International and Comparative Law from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law in 2002.