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Khan, Hamid

Intermittent Lecturer
Winter 2021

333 Hutchins Hall

Hamid M. Khan is a Judicial Education Attorney with the Federal Judicial Center, the research and education agency of the United States Judiciary and National Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Previously, Professor Khan served as deputy director of The Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina where he presided over a multi-year cooperative agreement between the University of South Carolina and the U.S. Department of State on international legal development issues and has consulted on matters related to the Muslim world with a variety of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and U.S. government agencies, including with the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Federal Judiciary, the United Nations, NATO, ISAF (Afghanistan), and the U.S.-Islamic World Forum at the Brookings Institution. 

Professor Khan also serves as a member of the academic advisory committee for Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school; as a resident member of the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Consortium on Islamic law; and as a source expert on Islamic law for the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law and previously, was a nonresident senior fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Besides the above, Professor Khan served as a Senior Rule of Law Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), where he worked on rule of law issues throughout the Islamic world. During his time with USIP, he also served as a Professorial Lecturer of Islamic Law at the George Washington School of Law. Before his tenure with USIP, Professor Khan served as Postdoctoral Fellow for Stanford Law School's Afghanistan Legal Education Project. He currently serves as a resident member of the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Consortium on Islamic law and source expert on Islamic Law for the International Network to Promote of Law. He is a former adjunct professor of Islamic law at the University of Colorado Law School and former visiting professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Wyoming. 

While in private legal practice, Professor Khan served as counsel of record for five detainees held at the U.S. Naval Facility at Guantanamo Bay. He previously was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Terrence L. O'Brien, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. 

During law school, he served as both Articles Editor and Symposium Editor for The Michigan Journal of International Law and in the U.S. Secretary of Defense's Legal Honors Program at the Pentagon. Prior to law school, Professor Khan, a Truman Scholar, worked for the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, the Office of U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson, the Office of David Alton in the British House of Commons, the Office of U.S. Representative Barbara Cubin, and was appointed to the Wyoming Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. 

Professor Khan received his bachelor of science, summa cum laude, from the University of Wyoming and his doctorate of law from the University of Michigan Law School.