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Paul Farahvar

Paul Farahvar

Chicago attorney, comedian | Farahvar Law Group | Class of 1996

During his seven years on campus, Paul Farahvar spent countless hours in the Law Building, political science classrooms and the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

But it’s another spot that the two-degree grad misses most of all.

“I think of the old Mabel’s,” says Farahvar (BA ’96, JD ’99), who now runs his own Chicago law firm (Farahvar Group) and entertainment business (Shoeshine Boy Productions). The late, great Campustown music venue is where Farahvar remembers seeing “so many amazing live bands, like Freddy Jones, Poster Children, Vulgar Boatman, Wilco, Shoeshine Boy (his own band) and the Why Store, who shaped my experience at the U of I.”