Hakeem Muhammad

Hakeem Muhammad

An Attorney Focused on the Plight of African-Americans Within The Inner-City.

“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” — Prophet Muhammad

Hakeem Muhammad is an African-American Public Interest Law Scholar Focused on protecting the rights of African-Americans within the Inner-City. Towards this objective, he has partook in police brutality and prisoners rights litigation. He currently works as a Public Defender for the Committee of Public Counsel Services in Boston, Massachusetts, where he has taken an active role in innovative legal arguments to challenge racism within the Criminal Legal System. He also works at Illinois Parole where he works to combat extreme sentencing for African-American juveniles charged with gang-related crimes. Mr. Muhammad has written hundreds of articles on the impact of structural racism on Black America and in defense of African-American political dissent against structural racism.

Prior to law school, Mr. Muhammad taught and lectured in Critical Race Theory at programs at Harvard University and U.C Berkeley. Mr. Muhammad was awarded the Public Interest Law Scholarship at Northeastern University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree.

Mr. Muhammad was awarded the Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholarship by the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Prince Lobel Fellowship, the National Association For Criminal Defense Lawyers fellowship, and The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy fellowship.

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