Chaumtoli Huq

Chaumtoli Huq

Associate Professor of Law
CUNY School of Law

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Chaumtoli Huq is an Associate Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law and the founder/Editor of an innovative law and media non-profit focused called Law@theMargins (www.lawatthemargins.com). Huq has devoted her professional career to public service focusing on issues impacting low-income New Yorkers. In 2014, she was appointed as the General Counsel for Litigation for the New York City Office of the Public Advocate, becoming then the highest-ranking Bangladeshi-American in New York City government, for which she received a New American Heroes award from the New American Leaders Project.  Along with holding leadership roles at Legal Services of NYC and MFY Legal Services, she also served as Director of the first South Asian Workers’ Rights Project at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the first staff attorney to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, and has served Community Board 7 for the Upper West Side. She is recipient of 2014 New American Heroes award from New American Leaders,  2019 South Asian Bar Association Access to Justice Award and in 2020 was the Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellowship awarded to nationally recognized public interest leaders.  She has twice been invited as a keynote speaker at the Princeton Prize in Racial Relations Symposium in 2016 and 2017.  She regularly conducts trainings on diversity, equity and inclusion for legal professionals and judges.  She is an advisory member of Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission and Board member Catholic Migration Services, provides legal services to immigrants in Brooklyn and Queens .

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