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Alia Al-Khatib

Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer

Alia Al-Khatib is the Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in the Civil Practice Clinic, where she teaches and supervises students who represent low-income clients in civil litigation.

Alia joins Penn Carey Law from legal practice dedicated to civil rights, employment law, and advancing justice for marginalized communities. Most recently, Alia worked as a Senior Associate with Katz Banks Kumin, where she represented individuals who faced employment discrimination or whistleblower retaliation in the workplace. In addition, she represented clients testifying before various Congressional committees about pressing issues, including national pandemic preparedness, cybersecurity and data privacy, and workplace sexual harassment. Prior to this position, Alia was a staff attorney with Justice at Work in Pennsylvania. She litigated wage theft and employment discrimination cases on behalf of immigrant and low-wage workers and provided bilingual community education about workers’ and immigrants’ rights. Alia also worked as a law fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she engaged in litigation and advocacy to advance criminal justice reform and immigrant and racial justice in the South.

Alia graduated Order of the Coif summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law and earned the Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility for her work in the Immigrant Justice Clinic. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Hilda G. Tagle in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.