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The Curious Case of Adnan Syed: An Evening with Rabia Chaudry, contributor to the Serial podcast

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Arent Fox LLP, 1717 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
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  • Registration for this event is only available for members, including law students and Friends of SABA-DC who have paid appropriate membership fees.

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Serial, the real life podcast about the trial and conviction of Adnan Syed for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee became an instant pop-culture phenomenon last year. Syed’s trial and conviction were nothing short of controversial. Syed is now serving a life sentence in a Maryland state prison, yet he still has hope as he was recently granted an appeal to challenge his conviction. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments in Syed's case in June 2015.


Syed’s case was first brought to Serial by Baltimore attorney Rabia Chaudry, who made several appearances on the podcast. SABA-DC, SABA North America, and Arent Fox LLP are proud to host an evening with Rabia Chaudhry, contributor to the Serial podcast and family friend of Adnan Syed. Come join her as she discusses Syed’s case, his upcoming appeal, the Serial podcast, and what lies next in this riveting drama.


Rabia Chaudry is an attorney and a National Security Fellow with the New America Foundation.  Before this, she primarily worked in a federal immigration law practice.  She is a graduate of George Mason Law School and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. You can follow her blog and Syed’s story at


Pre-registration for this event is available at  There will be no on-site registration at the event. This event is restricted to SABA-DC members.  For more information about becoming a member of SABA-DC, please visit or email



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

6:15 p.m – 7:00 p.m. Networking reception

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Rabia Chaudry


Arent Fox LLP

1717 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006


Farragut North/Farragut West




*Views expressed by the speaker(s) are not necessarily those of SABA-DC, SABA North America, or Arent Fox LLP.



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