Name: Nafees Syed
Major: Public Interest Law
School: Yale Law School
Scholarship: ISF-Ghobarah-Naqvi Scholarship in Law
Nafees Asiya Syed is entering her final year at Yale Law School and plans to enter a career in law and politics. In 2010, she graduated from Harvard University with honors, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Before Law School, Nafees worked as an aide to a ranking member of Congress, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson. Previously, she worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, and has interned for the British Parliament and the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Nafees has written for popular outlets, including CNN.com and The Huffington Post. In addition, her research has been published in the International Journal of the History of Sport. As an editorial editor at The Harvard Crimson, she contributed to its popular admissions publication, “50 Successful Harvard Application Essays,” and she is an author for the book “I Speak for Myself.” At law school, Nafees has been active as a student council representative, clinical director and notes editor of a student journal. She was a Finalist at the Yale Law Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals and is now Co-Chair of the competition.