Aneesa Khan, J.D. ’17, to receive National Lawyers Guild award

Aneesa Khan photo -- blog

Aneesa Khan, J.D. ’17

Aneesa Khan, J.D. ’17, will be honored this week by the National Lawyers Guild as the recipient of the C.B. King Award, which is given annually to just one law student (or recent law graduate) in the nation.

Khan notes that the award recognizes the work of UB’s entire National Lawyers Guild student chapter —  “not just me!”

A native of Farmingdale, N.Y., Khan helped start the NLG chapter after she served as a legal observer during the Baltimore uprising following Freddie Gray’s death in 2015. She was the chapter president for two years, a period that saw membership grow from 6 to 60 members.

Khan will accept the award at the #Law4thePeople 80th Anniversary Convention, which will be held Aug. 2-6 at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law.

The award is named for Chevene Bowers King (1923-88), a prominent civil rights lawyer based in Albany, Ga.

Khan says that Professors Odeana Neal and Colin Starger were the “culprits” behind her nomination.

Congratulations, Aneesa!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s