- TitleAttorney and teaching fellow
- CompanyHoward University School of Law’s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center
As the Thurgood Marshall teaching fellow at Howard University School of Law, Tasnim Motala oversees the school’s Human and Civil Rights Clinic, where she trains students to fight against police brutality, mass incarceration, and unconstitutional prison conditions. Together, Motala and her students speak before international human rights tribunals and state and federal courts to advocate for their causes. She also works with community groups to campaign for the Black Rights Movement. Prior to her fellowship, she represented men held at Guantánamo Bay and at the U.S. military base in Bagram, Afghanistan, as well as others accused of terrorism.