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School of Law Alumna Receives Award for Pro Bono Work

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN), under the leadership of co-founder and executive director A. Lori Saroya, Hamine School of Law alumna (JD '13), has received the 2013 American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division’s Difference Makers Award for “Making a Difference Through Pro Bono Work”. 

Founded in 2007, CAIR-MN is the state’s only Muslim civil rights and legal advocacy organization. It provides free legal services to Minnesota Muslims and other racial and religious minorities and handled nearly 180 cases of discrimination, hate and bias in 2012.