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Welcome to The Association of Muslim American Lawyers

Welcome, everyone!

The new AMAL aims to provide essential programs and activities to help support American Muslim lawyers at every step--whether pre-law, law student, a young associate, solo practitioner, or senior partner.
Please refer back to this website for information on upcoming events and activities.  Sign up to AMAL's listserv to join a community of American Muslim lawyers in the Tri-State Area.

New York’s Freedom Of Information Law Protects The Public’s Right To Be Informed Of And Review Governmental Decision-Making


Over the last several decades, New York, like the country at large, has experienced a cycle of unconstitutional police abuses and incidents of police violence, a systemic lack of meaningful and timely accountability for the perpetrators of police abuses, and resulting public outrage. The increased availability of video footage, often from bystanders and those who obverse and document police misconduct, has made the public more aware of incidents of police abuse of authority, excessive force, and unjust killings by police nationally and locally. In the aftermath of the deaths of individuals like Ramarley Graham, Shantel Davis, Eric Garner, and many others, the systemic failures of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) to hold officers accountable when they unjustly kill New Yorkers has become increasingly clear. The amici present this brief to emphasize the importance of transparency in promoting accountability and implementing appropriate reform.  Read More

Muslim Civil Rights; Beyond National Politics – Gala Dinner


flyer-optimizedJoin us for a cutting-edge discussion about civil rights in America and to commemorate ten years of The Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL).

November 3rd, 2016
6:30 PM – 10 PM


Midtown Hilton Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10019

AMAL Submission to the Southern District of New York

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Recently, AMAL submitted a comment to the Southern District of New York regarding the fairness hearing in Handschu v. Special Servs. Div., No. 71 Civ. 2203 (CSH) and Raza, et al. v. City of New York, et al., 13 CV 3448 (PKC)(JO).

The fairness hearing is scheduled for June 1, 2016 and will address whether the settlement in the Raza case and the proposed revisions to the Handschu Guidelines are fair and reasonable.

You can read AMAL’s comment on the proposed revisions to the Handschu Guidelines here.

Crowdfunding 101: The Gamechanger




The new crowdfunding rules go into effect on January 29, 2016. The new regulations are poised to be a gamechanger for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Come join us for a discussion of the new regulations over some refreshments and networking with other lawyers and entrepreneurs!

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The NYPD Surveillance: Policies and Legalities



AMAL Dinner and Networking Event on NYPD Stop & Frisk

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AMAL and US-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Conference on Islamic Finance



Praying for Relief

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June 27, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.


Arnold & Porter LLP
399 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-4690


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In recent years, Muslim communities around the country have faced particular challenges and opposition to their efforts to establish places to pray. Local examples include the Park 51 mosque in New York City and the Al Falah Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey. While some communities have faced only vocal opposition, others have faced legal barriers imposed by local governments that deny necessary permits or amend their land use and zoning regulations in an effort to prevent the establishment of mosques in their communities.

Such measures can violate the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which was enacted to protect churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and other religious institutions and assemblies from discrimination and undue interference with religious exercise through application of zoning and land use laws, thereby solidifying the basic constitutional protections for religious freedom and against religious discrimination provided under the Free Exercise Clause, the Free Speech Clause and the Equal Protection Clause.

Come join our panel for an engaging discussion of how communities seeking relief from the courts under RLUIPA raise critical questions on the meaning of religious freedom today, the protection of minority religions, and the role of the courts in that dialogue.

Moderated by:
Ally Hack, Esq., The Association of Muslim American Lawyers

Bruce R. Kelly, Arnold & Porter LLP, counsel to the Al Falah Center

Lawrence H. Fogelman, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

Patricia L. Gatling, Commissioner and Chair, NYC Commission
on Human Rights


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RSS New York Law Journal – This Week’s News

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