Attorney Profiles

Education

JD, cum laude,
The University of Texas School of Law
Associate Editor,
Texas Law Review

MA, The University of Texas
Middle Eastern Studies

BS, magna cum laude,
Management Information Systems
The University of Texas at Arlington

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Texas

Clerkships

The Hon. Andre M. Davis,
US District Court for the
District of Maryland

Teaching

Intersection of National Security
and Race in a Post-9/11
America
,
Georgetown University Law Center

Languages

Arabic
Spanish

Sahar F. Aziz

Sahar F. Aziz is principal of the Law Office of Sahar Aziz

Practice

Ms. Aziz’s practice focuses on immigration, employment, and civil rights matters.  Ms. Aziz also advises nonprofit organizations in developing effective strategies and programs to achieve their institutional objectives.    She currently teaches a course on national security law and policy at the Georgetown University Law Center.  

Ms. Aziz served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she worked on public policy at the intersection of national security and civil rights.  She led various roundtables between government officials and community groups to foster constructive dialogue and mutual trust among stakeholders.

Prior to joining the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Ms. Aziz was an Associate at Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLP where she litigated class action civil rights lawsuits alleging a nationwide pattern and practice of gender discrimination in pay and promotion.  On a pro bono basis, she secured asylum for a female Afghan civil rights activist.  Ms. Aziz started her career as an Associate at WilmerHale where she conducted an independent human rights investigation on the use of child camel jockeys in the Middle East. Ms. Aziz clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Ms. Aziz has published numerous online commentaries on issues at the intersection of national security and civil rights, including a commentary published on CNN.com entitled “Ease Restrictions on International Charities.”  She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the ACLU of Maryland.

Publications

Sticks and Stones, Words That Hurt: Entrenched Stereotypes Eight Years After 9/11, New York City Law Review (forthcoming Fall 2010)

T
he Laws on Providing Material Support to Terrorist Organizations: The Erosion of Constitutional Rights or a Legitimate Tool for Combating Terrorism? – Texas Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Fall 2003)

Linking Intellectual Property Rights With Research and Development, Technology Transfer, and Foreign Investment: A Case Study of Egypt's Pharmaceutical Industry
- ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (Winter 2003).

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