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Nabihah Maqbool

Legal Fellow

Nabihah Maqbool is a Legal Fellow at Muslim Advocates. Her work focuses on surveillance practices and Countering Violent Extremism programs at the intersection of racial justice and government accountability.

During law school Ms. Maqbool was a student attorney at the International Human Rights Clinic where she conducted a comparative study of Countering Violent Extremism programs in the US, Tunisia, and Kenya for the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner on Human Rights, researched constitutional reform and gender, and drafted a report on the abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children by Customs and Border Protection as documented through Freedom of Information Act requests by the ACLU of San Diego.

At the University of Chicago Law School she co-directed the LBGT prisoner writing workshop through the student chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild, in conjunction with the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She earned the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy and oral argument, and the Edwin F. Mandel Award for exceptional contribution to the Law School's clinical education program.

Prior to law school, Nabihah earned a master’s in public health, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and a Bachelor Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Missouri.