Juvaria Khan serves as a senior staff attorney at Muslim Advocates. Her work includes impact litigation and legal advocacy on a variety of matters, including border searches, surveillance, immigration policies, and the discriminatory enactment and implementation of state and federal laws.
Prior to joining Muslim Advocates Ms. Khan was in private practice, where she maintained an active pro bono docket focusing on constitutional and immigration issues. Her work included a RLUIPA case on behalf of an Islamic Society denied a permit to build a mosque, FOIA litigation against the NYPD for its refusal to release records related to its surveillance of Muslims, asylum work on behalf of clients facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, and a class action challenging the mental health services Mississippi provided to children with disabilities. In recognition of her work, she received the Empire State Counsel Award from the New York State Bar.
Ms. Khan most recently worked as a litigation associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael P. Shea of the District of Connecticut. She graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School, where she interned at the ACLU and served as a Teaching Fellow for a course focused on civil liberties in the school setting. For her continued commitment to public interest work, Ms. Khan received a fellowship from the National South Asian Bar Association. She also graduated cum laude from New York University, where she studied Political Science and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and was involved in a variety of civil rights-focused organizations.