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Nafees Syed

Nafees Asiya Syed is a J.D. candidate, class of 2014, and has a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. She graduated with honors, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received a Distinguished Senior Award from the Dean of Harvard College and the Director of The Harvard Foundation. Previously, she worked as an aide to a member of Congress and on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. She has also worked for the British Parliament and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Nafees has written for several popular and academic outlets, including CNN.com, The Huffington Post, and the International Journal of the History of Sport. As an editorial editor at The Harvard Crimson, she contributed to its popular admissions publication, "50 Successful Harvard Application Essays," and she is an author for "I Speak for Myself." At the Law School, Nafees is a lead editor at the Yale Law and Policy Review, provides direct legal services at the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and is acting in a production of Shakespeare's King Richard II.

Nafees Syed