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News Posted on June 2, 2017

Professor Bennoune Named among ‘500 Leading Lawyers in America’ by Lawdragon

Professor Karima Bennoune has been named as one of the “500 leading lawyers in America” by Lawdragon magazine.  The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers are selected from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, submissions from law firms, and an online nomination form that allows visitors to our site to recommend and comment on their favorite lawyers.

Karima Bennoune is an author, lecturer, teacher, and international law scholar as well as the first Arab-American to be honored with the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Section on Minority Groups of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2014, she was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, now available in paperback from W.W. Norton & Company. In October 2015, she was appointed UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. She was recently presented with the 2016 Rights and Leadership Award by IANGEL, the International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law.