Dev P. Ranjan

Summer Associate


  • B.A., University of Kentucky, 2007
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2L

Dev P. Ranjan is a summer associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

At the University of Virginia, Dev is a finalist in the ongoing Lile Moot Court Competition, a recipient of the Bracewell Appellate Advocacy Award for outstanding writing, an Articles Editor for the Virginia Law Review, and a participant in the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. He also serves as a mentor through the American Constitutional Society and a coach for competitors on the Extramural Moot Court team.

Dev spent his first-year summer working in the Office of the Solicitor General of Virginia. He is a research assistant for Professor Kristen Eichensehr, for whom he does research in the fields of foreign relations and cybersecurity. In the coming fall, he will also be a research assistant for Professor PayvandAhdout, with whom he will work on separation of powers questions and issues involving federal courts. Dev volunteers his time pro bono at Forthright Legal, where he has written briefs for asylum seekers appearing before both immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Before attending law school, Dev worked as a financial analyst and a sommelier in a three-Michelin-starred restaurant. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Kentucky, he spent several years as a nationally competitive rock climber.