Saleema Snow, Esq.
Professor Saleema Snow, Esq. serves as KARAMAH's President. She is an associate professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, where she teaches Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy. Before joining the David A. Clarke School of Law, Professor Snow spent over fifteen years representing low-income clients in the District of Columbia and in rural communities in Georgia.
Professor Snow began her legal career as a Covington and Burling Westwood Fellow at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP), the District of Columbia’s federally funded legal service organization. She later became a managing attorney at NLSP and represented hundreds of District of Columbia clients during her tenure. After departing NLSP, she became the Legal Director at Advocates for Justice and Education, addressing education discrimination issues. Her commitment to eradicating education disparity continued in her role as a supervising attorney at Georgia Legal Services Program, where she formed a state-wide education advocacy committee to address discriminatory practices against students of color. In Georgia, she also represented clients in domestic violence proceedings and served on a Domestic Violence Task Force to develop a community response to domestic violence.
Early in her career, The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation awarded Professor Snow a legal fellowship to work for Muslim Intercommunity Network, where she provided citizenship workshops and represented clients in various civil and administrative law matters. This opportunity made clear that there is a major need for pro bono attorneys to serve the legal needs of the Muslim community. Professor Snow currently serves on the board of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association, where she leads the organization’s pro bono initiatives to address the justice gap in the legal system.