MuBANY congratulates The Hon. Nusrat Choudhury for becoming the first Muslim female U.S. District Court Judge!
MuBANY would like to congratulate The Hon. Nusrat Choudhury for becoming the first Muslim female U.S. District Court Judge (and the second Muslim district judge in the nation)! In addition, Judge Choudhury will be the first Bangladeshi-American to serve as a federal judge. Judge Choudhury is the first Muslim Federal Judge in the State of New York, a fact that MuBANY appreciates beyond measure. MuBANY hopes that Ms. Choudhury is the first of many Muslim women to serve on the Federal bench.
Nusrat Jahan Choudhury has served as the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois since 2020. From 2008 to 2020, Ms. Choudhury held numerous positions with the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, last serving as the Deputy Director of the Racial Justice Program from 2018 to 2020. Ms. Choudhury also served as a Senior Staff Attorney for the Racial Justice Program from 2016 to 2018, a Staff Attorney for the Racial Justice Program from 2013 to 2016, a Staff Attorney for the National Security Project from 2009 to 2013, and a Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow with the Racial Justice Program from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Choudhury served as a law clerk for Judge Barrington D. Parker, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2007 to 2008 and for Judge Denise L. Cote on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2006 to 2007. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2006, her M.P.A. from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in 2006, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1998.
MuBANY, along with the entire Muslim community, would like to congratulate The Hon. Nusrat Choudhury on this wonderful accomplishment and honor.