Chicago: The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team represented by Shahina Khan, 3rd year JD student with three other students in the National Civil Trial Competition Championship 2017, held at Santa Monica and Los Angeles, Calif. Chicago-Kent won over Georgetown University Law Center, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and American University Washington College of Law twice in the quarter and semi finals rounds.
In the finals, Chicago-Kent got 1st runnerup to the team of Stamford University Cumberland School of Law. She also the recipient of prestigious J.J. Bittenbinder Award in UIC and the Obama Award for her championship in extra and co curricular activities during High School years .
Shahina Khan belongs to the aristocratic and respectable family of old Hyderabad Estate. She is the daughter of Engineer. Ameer Mohammed Ali Khan, Practicing Consultant of IDOT, and grand daughter of President’s Gold Medalist, Late Nawab Wajid Ali Khan, Superintendent of Police, Ex. AP, India.
Shahina Khan’s great grand father, Late Abul Faiz Mirza Mohammed Ali Baig, was an eminent lawyer in pre and post independent India Hyderabad. He was the President of Bar Councils, Civil and Criminal courts, Hyderabad, India. He was one of the few eminent lawyers of India who had an opportunity to write the constitution of India.
Shahina Khan is the President for Criminal Law Society, Muslim Law Student Association and member of Trail advocacy Team ( 2017-2018).
Earlier to this, she also served as the Vice President for these associations. She graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 with a bachelors in Criminal law with honors. She is doing her internship in Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago. She wants to pursue a career in Criminal Litigation.