Hirah Ahmed ’24 Recognized with WBA, SABA GB and Equal Justice America Scholarships


11.02.22 — Hirah Ahmed ’24 has won her own triple crown of scholarships. A native of New York, Ahmed is being recognized for her academic accomplishments and commitment to social justice.

Ahmed was selected as the inaugural recipient of a new book scholarship, established this year by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s (WBA) Women of Color Committee (WOCC) to support women of color law students whose involvement in the WBA or in their law school community has advanced the values and mission of the WOCC. Ahmed was presented with the book scholarship at the WBA’s Women of Color Committee’s Pioneering Women of Color celebration on September 28. US Attorney Rachael Rollins ’97 was also honored at the event, which was held at Holland & Knight in Boston.

The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) recently named Ahmed as the winner of its 2022 Law Student Public Interest Fellowship. She will be presented with her award at SABA GB’s annual gala on November 5.

Ahmed is also the recipient of a 2022 Equal Justice America (EJA) scholarship — which funded her summer 2022 co-op with Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLS). As an EJA fellow at PLS, she worked on projects involving the Racial Equity in Corrections Initiative (REICI), a litigation team suing the Souza-Baranowksi Correctional Center for racially charged brutality against inmates pre-COVID, and with a team combating ICE detention in the last ICE facility in Massachusetts.

“I am so lucky and blessed to be honored by the WBA Women of Color Committee, the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston and Equal Justice America” said Ahmed. “Moments like this empower me to support my communities throughout law school and my future legal career.”

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