Hakeem Muhammad is an African-American lawyer focused on protecting and securing the human rights of marginalized, inner city African-Americans. He has relentlessly engaged in legal work to combat police brutality against African Americans, protect rights of African-American prisoners, and combat the impact of racism against African-Americans in criminal trials.
Mr. Muhammad currently works as a Public Defender for the Committee of Public Counsel Services in Boston, Massachusetts. He takes an active role in innovative legal arguments to challenge racism within the criminal legal system. He also works remotely at the Illinois Parole, where he combats extreme sentencing for African-American juveniles charged with gang-related crimes. Mr. Muhammad has written hundreds of articles on the impact of structural racism on Black America and in defense of African-American political dissent against structural racism.
Prior to law school, Hakeem Muhammad lectured on Critical Race Theory at Harvard University, U.C Berkeley, and Michigan State.
Legal Community Awards
National Association For Criminal Defense Lawyers Fellowship
Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholarship by the Massachusetts Bar Association
Public Interest Law Scholarship at Northeastern University School of Law
The Program on Human Rights and Global Economy Fellowship at Northeastern University School of Law