Salimah Hankins


salimahWomen and Gender Rights Consultant

Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and California, Salimah joined Community Legal Service- Palo Alto, CA in June 2016 after serving as a fair housing attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland and a consulting attorney for the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City. Salimah has also served as a legislative aide to Massachusetts Senator Wilkerson, pro bono counsel at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and a law clerk at the civil rights firm Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin, LLP in Boston. Prior to, and during law school, Salimah served as a community organizer and civil rights coordinator for MAS Boston, Inc. Most recently, Salimah served as a human rights consultant for the US Human Rights Network in which she authored four human rights reports and advised domestic grassroots groups on their advocacy efforts before various United Nations treaty-bodies in Geneva, Switzerland. Salimah received her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and her law degree from Suffolk University Law School.