University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Noor-ul-ain Hasan is a 3L at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois to a Pakistani immigrant family. At Berkeley Law, Noor-ul-ain is Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review (Volume 108) and the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer of California Law Review, Inc., a California nonprofit corporation. She also founded and directed Berkeley Law’s Academic Empowerment Program, a peer-to-peer academic and community-building initiative designed to promote academic achievement for 1L students of color,
Previously, she has served as a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team, an Academic Support Tutoring Fellow for first-year law students, a research assistant to Professor Andrew Bradt, and as a member of the Asian American Law Journal. She is also a participant in the Berkeley Law Muslim Law Students Association and the Womxn of Color Collective.
She earned a B.A. in English, Legal Studies, and a minor in Asian American Studies from Northwestern University in 2014. She received numerous student leadership awards for her role in enhancing the university’s commitment to racial and socioeconomic justice, including the Campus Life Award and the Asian American Studies Award for Good Citizenship. Upon graduating from Northwestern, she was inaugurated into the university’s Highest Order of Excellence Society for outstanding student leadership, academic achievement, and community service.
Noor-ul-ain is a 1L PracticePro Diversity Scholar, a 1L Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar, a 2019 recipient of the Kirkland & Ellis 2L Diversity Fellowship, and a 2018 recipient of Sallie Mae’s “Bridging the Dream” Graduate Student Scholarship – an honor reserved for four students out of over three thousand graduate student applicants. In 2016, Noor-ul-ain was recognized by Chicago Scholars as one of Chicago’s 35 under 35 leaders making an impact for her role as a path-breaking diversity strategist at a Fortune 100 company and for her leadership with Chicago nonprofits. That same year, Allstate recognized her as Outstanding Skills-Based Volunteer of the Year. She has presented her research on how the strategies of millennial social justice activists can improve workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives at numerous national conferences, including the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in Minneapolis and the Diversity Awareness Partnership Summit in St. Louis.
She has volunteered with Young Chicago Authors’ Louder than a Bomb competition, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, the Midwest Asian American Student Union, Urban Initiatives, and presently serves as a member of the Northwestern University Alumni Admissions Council and on the Committee for Northwestern University’s Five-Year Reunion for the Class of 2014.
After law school, Noor-ul-ain will serve as a 2020 judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and a 2021 judicial law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Her ultimate aspiration is to enter legal academia and teach 1L doctrinal courses through a social justice lens, and develop scholarship that examines how legal doctrines reflect the social, political, and economic conditions of marginalized communities – with close attention to Muslim identities.
Areas of interest
- National Security/Law
- US Politics
- Public Policy
- Non-Profit Management