Juvaria Khan

Founder
The Appellate Project

Juvaria Khan is the founder of The Appellate Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that prepares minority law students to work in our highest courts after graduation. After clerking for the Honorable Michael P. Shea in the District Court of the District of Connecticut, Juvaria worked at the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where she maintained a heavy pro bono practice focusing on racial and religious discrimination claims. She then served as a Senior Staff Attorney at Muslim Advocates, where she successfully combined litigation and public campaign strategies in cases ranging from public accommodation claims to religious land use lawsuits. Juvaria’s work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, HuffPost, and The Independent. She is a frequent public speaker on issues related to civil rights and diversity and served as the 2018-2019 President of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association.  Juvaria received her B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from New York University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.