Jamila Bakhit is from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Cornell University in 2019, earning her bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. Jamila’s time at Cornell served as the start of her academic journey pursuing interest in American labor. Throughout the course of her undergraduate career, she was one of seven founding members of the Black Ivy Pre-Law Society, the first minority pre-law society to ever exist at the institution. She also served as the President of the Minority ILR Student Organization, and studied abroad at City, University of London’s exchange program.
Upon graduating, she went on to advance the world of work as a Human Resources professional for a global asset management firm. There, she provided project management support to firm-wide initiatives and federal audits, while helping to maintain business continuity plans and processes. Her role as a project manager strengthened her foundational knowledge on key practice areas relating to employee compensation, compliance, employee relations, and HR’s role in advancing M&A transactions.
Prior to joining Penn Carey Law, Jamila was an SEO fellow at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Wilmington, DE, where she engaged in a wide array of corporate litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, and pro bono work.
As a proud member of the Mu Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Jamila is incredibly grateful to carry on the legacy of one of the sorority’s very own founders, Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander. During her time at Penn Carey Law, she hopes to carry with her the stories and experiences of her family back home in Sudan, her mom, who immigrated to America in 1993, and her three siblings.