Scholarship co-sponsored by
Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
Nour Hamida is a first-generation Palestinian Muslim American, and graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA. Nour has externed for Judge André Birotte in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California and currently serves as a judicial extern for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is passionate about advocating for criminal justice reform, civil rights and workers’ rights, and building bridges. She received the Employee Justice Fellowship where she represented employees who experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace. She founded the Loyola Muslim Law Student Association to allow Muslim students to exercise their First Amendment rights to worship freely and challenge the discriminatory policies targeting their community. Her faith has also inspired her to challenge systemic inequality in our legal system by working with the Loyola Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic to represent individuals who were wrongly convicted in their youth or sentenced to unjustly disproportionate sentences. Nour is a ChangeLawyer committed to advocating for the rights of marginalized communities and advancing interpretations of the law that promote positive social, cultural, economic, and political change. She is beginning her legal career as a clerk for Judge Sheri Pym in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.