Law student chosen for public interest leadership

Husnah Khan, a rising second-year student at Wayne State University Law School, has been appointed deputy lieutenant governor of public interest for the American Bar Association Law Student Division's Sixth Circuit.

In this role, Khan will be responsible for promoting service opportunities within the campus community and serving as a mentor. She also will write articles for the Sixth Circuit newsletter, represent the Sixth Circuit among school leaders in the region and coordinate events.

"I am deeply humbled to be appointed public interest chair for the Sixth Circuit," Khan said. "The field of public interest law intrigues me since it allows law students and lawyers to act as advocates. I am eager to work with the other lieutenant governors and plan programs focused on solving specific problems in the community."

The Law Student Division comprises 15 regional circuits. The Sixth Circuit serves law students in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

Earlier this month, Khan was awarded a 2016 AmeriCorps JD Fellowship through her work as a summer intern at the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic. The fellowship is awarded to individuals working to provide legal assistance to members from low-income communities.

At Wayne Law, she is a member of the Women's Law Caucus and the International Law Students Association. For 2016-17, she will serve as president of the Muslim Law Students Association.

Khan earned her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan. While an undergraduate, she studied at Oxford University in England as part of summer study abroad program.

Published: Mon, Jul 11, 2016