Law students at the George Washington School of Law braved the weather last evening to attend a KARAMAH mixer sponsored by the Muslim Law Student Association (MLSA). During the evening, students of different backgrounds and faiths enjoyed refreshments, conversation, and information on KARAMAH’s work and the different career opportunities for law school graduates. Held on September 18th, the GW Mixer provided a wonderful forum for law students and KARAMAH staff to share diverse backgrounds and interests as they relate to the study of law and KARAMAH’s mission.
Along with Dean Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies at the GW Law School and the newest addition to KARAMAH’s Board of Advisors, several representatives from the MLSA attended and fostered discussion about the importance of legal studies as they related to addressing issues within Muslim communities. In addition, several law students with interests in human rights, women’s rights, and Islamic studies attended with the intention of learning more about KARAMAH’s impact, and how one might go about getting involved.
After helping themselves to pizza and cold sodas, those in attendance listened intently as KARAMAH’s Executive Director Ms. Aisha Rahman shared her personal narrative of having began her career in a Tennessee law firm, transitioning later to direct KARAMAH. Ms. Rahman built upon her story and elaborated on KARAMAH’s various legal initiatives. From a strong civil rights campaign focused on constitutionality and addressing issues such as religious freedom in the U.S., to a family law division dedicated to combating domestic violence and providing legal referrals, KARAMAH is committed to advancing the rights of all people. To watch our most recent civil rights town hall, please click here:
Following a casual series of introductions, attendees engaged in open conversation about internship and program opportunities with KARAMAH, as well as issues of legal interest to individuals, such as adoption and international human rights law in the Middle East. KARAMAH hopes to continue engaging aspiring lawyers at law schools everywhere so as to foster a new generation dedicated to promoting human, civil and women’s rights well into the future.