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Hamid Khan is the deputy director of The Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina, and a nonresident senior fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Professor Khan currently presides over a multi-year cooperative agreement between the University of South Carolina and the U.S. Department of State on rule of law-related matters and has consulted on matters related to Islamic Law with a variety of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and U.S. government agencies, including 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 National Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project; 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.
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 and previously was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado, as well as a law clerk to The Hon. Terrence L. O’Brien, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. During law school, Professor Khan 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, he was named a Harry S. Truman Presidential Scholar, worked for the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and 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. He received his bachelor of science, summa cum laude, from the University of Wyoming and his juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
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