Zeinab Khalil is a recipient of the MUBANY-ISF Scholarship. She is a 2L interested in criminal defense, appellate litigation, and civil rights. Before law school, she worked in advocacy organizations and philanthropic foundations on issues of decarceration, surveillance, and immigration. She spent her 1L summer at the Legal Aid Society’s Special Litigation Unit filing Article 78 petitions on behalf of incarcerated clients; she also worked on a lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s continued use of chokeholds. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Yale University. She is a staff editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review/Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual. She works at the Columbia Law School Writing Center, is a faculty research assistant, and is an extern with the Center for Appellate Litigation. She is co-president of the Muslim Law Students Association and is involved with other student groups including Empowering Women of Color and the National Lawyer’s Guild.