Aleyah Hassan L’24
Aleyah is a Bangladeshi-American born in New York and raised in South Jersey. She graduated from Stockton University with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology. During her time in college, she served as the president of the Muslim Student Association and the Director of Service for the Society of Young Muslim Women. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Texas to attend a yearlong intensive course on Classical Arabic.
Prior to starting law school, Aleyah worked as an intake specialist at the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, where she worked closely with the Criminal Defense, Immigration, and Civil Rights departments in cases aimed towards protecting the constitutional rights of those incarcerated. She also worked as a research assistant annotating literature and conducting research on the use of informants, state surveillance, and U.S. foreign policy.
Aleyah is pursuing public interest with the goal of providing legal assistance to marginalized individuals and organizations supporting movements in replacing oppressive systems with ones that center humanness, compassion, and embrace equity and self-determination. She is honored to be a Toll Scholar and hopes to utilize the opportunities and mentorship to deepen her understanding of the intersectionality of Islam, race, and class in the context of law, culture, and politics, and explore ways to mitigate the harmful impacts encountered by these vulnerable communities.