Aziz Huq, Assistant Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School, is the winner of the 2014 Junior Scholar Competition, sponsored by the Criminal Justice section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). This award is given for distinguished scholarship in the area of Criminal Justice.
The AALS Section award winners will be acknowledged at section programs during the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting in New York City.
Huq earned his BA summa cum laude in International Studies and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 2001, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2001–02) and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States (2003–04). After clerking he worked as Associate Counsel and then Director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He has also been a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group.
His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, national security and counterterrorism, federal jurisdiction, legislation, human rights, and comparative constitutional law.
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