Hirra Amin – 2013 Student Speaker – 844-292-1318 Mississippi legal aid

Hirra Amin (’13), elected by the Class of 2013
Introduced by Prof. Susan Markus

Hirra Amin was born in Pakistan and raised in Queens, New York. A product of the New York City educational system, Hirra went to public schools throughout her life and graduated from Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens. She attended Queens College and received her B.A. in English. She earned a Post-Bachelor’s diploma in paralegal studies from New York University before coming to CUNY School of Law. Hirra has interned at Queens Legal Services’ Family Law and Immigration Unit and at the Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, working in the Immigrant Rights and Post-9/11 Civil Liberties and Economic Justice for Workers Programs. She has served as president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association. She participated in the Economic Justice Project, the Creating Law Enforcement and Accountability (CLEAR) project, and the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic. She plans to use her degree to aid her fellow immigrants by practicing immigration law and being the most efficient, knowledgeable, sought-after immigration attorney this side of the Mississippi.

CUNY School of Law 2013 Commencement
May 17, 2013
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