Asma Uddin

Asma Uddin Counsel

Asma Uddin, Counsel

auddin@becketfund.org

202-349-7212

Education

JD, The University of Chicago Law School, 2005

BA, University of Miami, 2002, summa cum laude

Asma T. Uddin joined The Becket Fund in 2009 after practicing commercial litigation at prestigious national law firms for several years. She is a 2005 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review.

Asma spent her first few years at The Becket Fund serving as the primary attorney for Becket's Legal Training Institute (LTI), which is devoted to working with local partners around the world to train advocates, lawyers, judges, religious leaders, journalists and students in religious freedom law and principles. More recently, Asma has taken on the role of Legal Counsel, defending religious liberty in the U.S. through several prominent cases at The Becket Fund.

Asma is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com, a web magazine dedicated to issues on gender and Islam. Her work at altmuslimah has earned the praise of many, including Dr. Robert George of Princeton University, who has said, "On matters of sexual morality, marriage, and family in Islam, particularly in the American context, I recommend the writings of two exceptionally gifted young Muslim women writers: Suzy Ismail and Asma Uddin." The Huffington Post's Senior Religion Editor, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush noted, “AltMuslimah.com is important because it gives a specific platform to the intersections between gender, belief and well-being in Islam -- all with superior levels of intellect and writing. The internet would be the poorer without AltMuslimah as a destination and font of knowledge for seekers of all religious backgrounds.”

Asma speaks and publishes widely on issues of gender and faith, and national and international religious freedom. She also serves on the Islam and Religious Freedom Advisory Council.

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