School: Yale Law School
Sponsor: Ghobarah-Naqvi Scholarship in Law
Tasnim Motala is a rising second year at Yale Law School. She is interested in international human rights, litigation, international law, and civil liberties.
Tasnim graduated from Yale College in 2012 with distinctions in Political Science and Ethnicity Race and Migration. She also holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Cape Town. She has interned for the South African Human Rights Commission, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and has worked in pro-bono criminal defense.
While in law school, Tasnim has worked to end the indefinite detention of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and Bagram, Afghanistan. She assists with habeas counsel for over twenty detainees in Guantanamo Bay. She has also pursued international advocacy strategies on behalf of detainees held by the U.S. in Bagram. Tasnim serves as an editor for the Yale Journal of International Law and the Yale Law and Policy Review.
Tasnim graduated in May, 2016.