Attorney Expert on Issues of Religious Liberty
Asma T. Uddin has been a counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty since 2009 following a few years of practicing commercial litigation at a number of prestigious national law firms. She is a 2005 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review.
Asma spent her first few years at The Becket Fund serving as the primary attorney for Becket’s Legal Training Institute (LTI), which is devoted to working with local partners around the world to train advocates, lawyers, judges, religious leaders, journalists and students in religious freedom law and principles. More recently, Asma has taken on the role of Legal Counsel, defending religious liberty in the U.S. through several prominent cases at The Becket Fund.
Asma is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com, a web magazine dedicated to issues on gender and Islam. Her work at altmuslimah has earned the praise of many, including Dr. Robert George of Princeton University, who has said, “On matters of sexual morality, marriage, and family in Islam, particularly in the American context, I recommend the writings of two exceptionally gifted young Muslim women writers: Suzy Ismail and Asma Uddin.” The Huffington Post’s Senior Religion Editor, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush noted, “AltMuslimah.com is important because it gives a specific platform to the intersections between gender, belief and well-being in Islam — all with superior levels of intellect and writing. The internet would be the poorer without AltMuslimah as a destination and font of knowledge for seekers of all religious backgrounds.”
Asma speaks and publishes widely on issues of gender and faith, and national and international religious freedom.
BASED IN: Washington DC, USA
ASMA IN PRINT
Muslim States and the Protection of Fundamental Rights, Library of Law and Liberty.
Substance Over Formalism, The New York Times.
No sex on campus?, The Washington Post.
It’s about religious liberty, not birth control, The Washington Post.
Muslims and Catholics vs. Banzhaf, The Washington Post.
Ramadan etiquette: A guide to your Muslim neighbor’s holy month, The Washington Post.
ASMA ON SCREEN