Law Professor, Organizer, Advisory Board of Law for Black Lives

Law for Black Lives

Amna Akbar studies policing and social movements. Her scholarship explores the intersections of national security and criminal law, and the potential of social movements to transform our thinking about law, law enforcement, and law reform.  Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in NYU Law Review, UCLA Law Review, UC Irvine Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, NOMOS, Citizenship Studies, the Journal of Legal Education, and The Nation.  She received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review.  After law school, she clerked for Judge Gerard E. Lynch in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and worked as a staff attorney at Queens Legal Service Corp., part of Legal Services NYC, in a community-based battered women’s project.  She currently serves on the advisory board of Law for Black Lives. 

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