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Amna Akbar

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Associate Professor Amna Akbar co-authors op-ed in discussing Ma’Khia Bryant killing

An expert in the area of criminal law, Associate Professor Amna Akbar recently co-authored an op-ed for titled, “We Are Fighting for a World Where Ma’Khia Bryant Would Have Lived.” “Ma’Khia Bryant isn’t a mythical, perfect victim, nor does […]

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Associate Professor Amna Akbar publishes op-ed in the New York Times

In the article, Akbar discusses the “Defund the Police” movement as well as other ideas that have risen to the forefront of the country amid social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professor Amna Akbar to contribute to “Beyond Reform: Re-envisioning the Role of Police” webinar

Professor Amna Akbar, an expert on race and inequality, is set to be a featured speaker in the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School webinar titled, “Beyond Reform: Re-envisioning the Role of Police.” The webinar is set to take place […]

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Professor Amna Akbar featured in pair of New York-based media outlets discussing “Defund the Police”

Professor Amna Akbar, an expert in the area of race and inequality, was featured twice in the New York-area media last week. Akbar published an op-ed in the New York Review of Books titled, “How Defund and Disband Became the Demands,” […]

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Professor Amna Akbar receives American Constitution Society award

Professor Amna Akbar was awarded this year’s Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Young Leader Award at its annual awards reception in April.

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Akbar promoted to permanent faculty member

Growing up in an immigrant community, Professor Amna Akbar says she’s seen what it’s like when there are too few lawyers to represent those in need of legal services. Inspired by the experience, she decided to pursue a career in law– to help ensure legal representation is accessible to all.

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New Professor Represents Immigrant Communities

From Muslim to Arab and South Asian groups, to New York and that “state up north,” Amna Akbar has put her lawyering skills to use in many communities.

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