Aliza Murad named 2024-2025 Durham Fellow by Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

Jun 19, 2024 | Belonging & Access

Aliza Murad, a young Pakistani woman with olive skin, brown eyes, and long brown hairThe Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) named rising 2L Aliza Murad a Durham Fellow for the 2024-2025 school year.

Murad is a Pakistani American immigrant who came to the U.S. at age 10, and her experiences shaped her commitment to service, access, and community engagement. She is actively involved in the Minority Law Caucus, the Student Litigation Society, and the Social Justice Initiative and was elected vice president of both the Minority Law Caucus and the Federal Bar Association.

Currently a summer associate at Ballard Spahr LLP, Murad will also intern for Judge Kimball at the Utah Federal District Court this fall. She plans to build a future career in civil rights and social justice law and also plans to mentor and support future law students from diverse backgrounds, helping to pave the way for a more inclusive legal profession.

The Durham Fellowship, named in honor of Justice Christine Durham (former Utah Supreme Court justice and current UCLI Co-chair), recognizes law students who show a demonstrated commitment to furthering justice and inclusiveness in Utah’s legal profession. It is awarded to two law students each year, one from each of Utah’s two law schools, and includes a stipend that can be used toward tuition, housing and other living expenses. Durham Fellows also partner with UCLI staff and committees to facilitate and improve law school programs and scholarships.

Learn more about this year’s fellows.