Professor Ahmed teaches in the School of LawLegal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program. He was previously a senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, where he specialized in immigrants’ rights litigation and policy advocacy. His work included challenging federal immigration national security policies that discriminate against Muslim immigrants, ensuring mentally ill immigrants have access to counsel in removal proceedings, protecting the rights of DACA recipients and immigrants in the military and advocating on behalf of immigrants in Orange County. 

Ahmed has also served as a senior litigation associate at WilmerHale and as a Skadden Fellow at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). He has taught as an adjunct professor in the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for Chief Judge Patti B. Saris of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Fields of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Legal Research and Writing