UC Berkeley School of Law
ISF-San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC) Scholarship
Mohsin Mirza is a 2L at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He was born and raised in the Bay Area.
At Berkeley Law, Mohsin is the Chair of the Coalition for Diversity and is helping to lead initiatives to improve campus climate, faculty diversity, and academic skill building. He has been an active participant in immigrant-rights initiatives. He is helping asylum applicants at the California Asylum Representation Clinic. He joined a week-long Alternative Service Trip that provided legal services to families detained at the South Texas Family Detention Center. He is also an Associate Editor for California Law Review, a Submissions Editor at the Asian American Law Journal, and a member of the Berkeley Law Muslim Law Students Association.
Prior to coming to law school, Mohsin worked on Voting Rights issues at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. There, he helped secure the passage of AB 918 which improved the language assistance available to limited-English speaking voters in California. In 2017, he helped found the Muslim Democrats and Friends Club which aimed to help the Bay Area’s Muslim community have a greater impact on local politics through civic education, capacity formation, and voter mobilization.
He earned his B.A. in Sociology and Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he completed a senior thesis that examined the role that Islam plays in American prisons. While at UCSB, Mohsin served as the Undergraduate Chair of the UC Student Association where he helped oversee legislative advocacy efforts and spearhead grassroots campaigns to improve college affordability, student mental health services, and more.
He hopes to ultimately use his education in the law as a tool to advance civil rights and immigrant-rights.
Areas of interest
Immigration, National Security, Civil & Human Rights, US Politics,