Sahar Aziz Law Professor Texas

Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M School of Law


Sahar F. Aziz is an associate professor at Texas A&M University School of law where she teaches national security, civil rights, Middle East law, and race and the law. Prior to this, Professor Aziz was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where she taught national security and civil rights law. Professor Aziz served as a senior policy advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she worked on law and policy at the intersection of national security and civil rights. Prior to joining DHS, Professor Aziz was an associate at Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLP in Washington, D.C. where she litigated class action civil rights lawsuits alleging a nationwide pattern and practice of gender discrimination in pay and promotion.

Professor Aziz’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of national security and civil rights law with a focus on the post-9/11 era. Professor Aziz incorporates critical race theory, feminist theory, and constitutional law into her examination of the disparate impact of post-9/11 laws and public policy on ethnic, racial, and religious minority groups in the United States. Professor Aziz analyzes these issues in various contexts including employment, counterterrorism, criminal justice, and civil rights litigation. Professor Aziz also writes on rule of law and democracy in Egypt including gender rights, transparency laws, and election laws.

Professor Aziz has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, Russia Today and Al Jazeera America and published numerous commentaries on national security, civil rights, and rule of law in Egypt in a number of British and American publications. Professor Aziz has presented her work in various forums including at U.S. Congressional Briefings, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Aspen Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Atlantic Council, and the Texas Bar Association.

Professor Aziz earned her J.D. and M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas. She received her B.S. from the University of Texas in Arlington.

She is a board member of the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association.


LANGUAGES: English and Arabic.



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Punishing Muslims for Free Speech only Helps Al Qaeda, Christian Science Monitor, April 2012

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