Noor Shater L’26
Noor graduated from American University, where she earned a BA in Law and Society. Throughout her undergraduate career, she actively engaged in various initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion on campus. She held multiple leadership positions, including serving as the President of the Muslim Students Association, President of the Pre-Law Society, and holding an executive role in the American University Student Government. Noor’s undergraduate career also encompassed valuable internship experiences, including working on Capitol Hill with Senator Cory Booker, at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and the United Nations. These internships provided her with valuable insights and further fueled her passion for public service work.
After graduating, Noor worked as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City, actively participating in multiple pro bono teams dedicated to assisting vulnerable individuals in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. Following her time at Ropes & Gray, she volunteered at a local domestic violence shelter, where she helped expand legal resources for domestic violence and immigration cases through partnerships with local law firms and law school clinics.
Noor’s experience as a Sunday school teacher and youth mentor has sparked a strong passion for promoting educational equality. She recently launched “Underrepresented,” a mentorship program connecting T-14 law school students and graduates with underprivileged, diverse prospective law school candidates. The central mission is to offer cost-free JD admissions consulting, aiming to boost diversity within T-14 law schools and the legal profession as a whole.
As a Muslim woman, Noor’s faith strongly motivates her to support underserved communities. Noor is passionate about removing barriers to education and expanding access to educational opportunities.