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ENGY ABDELKADER - LEGAL FELLOW

Engy Abdelkader is a legal scholar with two U.S. law degrees including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as a Teaching Fellow and graduated with academic distinction.

At Penn Law, Ms. Abdelkader’s graduate law thesis explored the status of gender rights in Muslim majority societies by analyzing the contemporary experiences of female judges.  Her research will be published in the forthcoming volume of The Fordham International Law Journal.

Ms. Abdelkader’s graduate coursework focused on civil liberties, human rights and security.  Her studies culminated in cutting edge scholarship, including ‘Savagery’ in the Subways: Anti-Muslim Ads, The First Amendment and the Efficacy of Counterspeech, forthcoming from The Asian American Law Journal at Berkley Law and The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar: Past, Present and Future to be published by The Oregon Review of International Law. 

Beginning in 2013, Ms. Abdelkader joined the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as an expert on religious freedom.  As an OSCE expert, she collaborates with members of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) and recently offered her insights on a country's draft constitution post 'Arab Spring.’

Also in 2013, the U.S. Department of State awarded Ms. Abdelkader a Speaker and Specialist Grant recognizing her expertise in gender rights, human rights and religion.  The grant is given by invitation only to American experts in a particular field to present lectures, serve as consultants and teach workshops and seminars for international audiences sponsored by U.S. Consulates.

Ms. Abdelkader is an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education and she also chairs the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Coordinating Committee on National Security and Civil Liberties with the Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities. 

See Ms. Abdelkader's SSRN author page here.

EDUCATION

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School

AREA OF EXPERTISE

American Muslims , Civil Rights , Immigration , Muslim Women , Arab Americans , Civil Liberties , Cultural Competency , Human Rights , Islamophobia , National Security , Islam and Democracy

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Current Location
New Jersey

ISSUES WE FOCUS ON

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