Amjad M. Khan

President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Lawyers Association USA
Amjad Mahmood Khan is litigation counsel at a prominent law firm in Los Angeles, a post-graduate research fellow at Harvard Law School and President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Lawyers Association USA.  He graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with degrees in English Literature and Government and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His senior thesis, "Fighting Islamic Extremism," earned departmental honors. He later earned a "Juris Doctor" (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Law Journal. He is a former judicial clerk to the late Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Khan is a frequent lecturer on topics concerning the Islamic world, particularly human rights, law and governance. He has lectured at several leading academic institutions, including Stanford Law School, Harvard Divinity School, Carnegie Mellon University, Claremont McKenna College, University of California Berkeley and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His writings have appeared in a variety of prominent journals and newspapers, including the Harvard Human Rights Law JournalWall Street JournalWashington PostLos Angeles TimesChristian Science Monitor and New York Daily News. He has testified three times before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission at the U.S. House of Representatives about the persecution of religious minorities in the Islamic world.

  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2004
  • BA, Claremont McKenna College, 2001

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Publications and Multimedia
The Muslim World - Event Audio/Video
Silenced: Are Global Trends to Ban Religious Defamation, Religious Insult, and Islamophobia a New Challenge to First Amendment Freedoms?
November 04, 2011