School: University of California Berkeley
Sponsor: Zehra Attari Memorial Scholarship
Yaser Ali is a 3rd year law student at UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he earned his master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelors degree from the University of Florida, where he was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame upon graduation. Yaser’s training in both the secular and classical Islamic traditions has provided him with numerous opportunities for leadership in the Muslim community. Alhamdulilah, he has led taraweeh prayers at various Masajid around the country for the past ten years and speaks regularly at various campuses and MSA programs. At Berkeley Law, he co-founded the Civil Rights Outreach Project, a student run clinic that assists members of the local AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) communities with their legal needs, educates them about their rights, and empowers them to advocate on their on behalf. He intends to use his career to serve as a bridge between the religious establishment within the Muslim community and the legal academy as an Islamic Law Professor, inshAllah.
Yaser’s Message to Supporters:
I want to thank the Islamic Scholarship Fund and its generous donors for this award. I believe institutions such as ISF are critical to the development and maturation of the American Muslim Community. By supporting Muslim students as they aspire to gain knowledge and serve this community, you are indeed providing a tremendous service. JazakAllahukhair.
Yaser graduated in 2012 and is the Managing Attorney at law firm.