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.