Hamid Saahir is the past president of the Muslim Law Student Association at the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law and serves on the Board of Advisors for The Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad. Mr. Saahir plans to practice Consumer Protection Law and Business Development upon completion of his law school studies.
During the summer of 2018, Mr. Saahir interned with the Office of the People’s Counsel where he worked on consumer protection litigation matters on the behalf of Washington, D.C. utility consumers. During the summer of 2017, Mr. Saahir interned with D.C. Law Students in Court assisting low income and elderly residents with housing issues in Landlord Tenant Court. Mr. Saahir is a full-time high school teacher at McKinley Tech High School in Washington, DC where he teaches Web Design, 3D modeling, and Computer Applications.
No stranger to social justice, he has served in leadership capacities as the Second Vice President for the Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP, Deputy Director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Chair of Indy Juneteenth Celebration. While a student at Indiana State University Mr. Saahir founded Spoke-N-Heard — a spoken word organization — which, after 15 years, remains a campus hallmark under its new name “Bless The Mic”.
After college, Mr. Saahir started 4Cast Magazine, a print and online publication geared toward urban entertainment and marketing. In operations for nearly five years, this independent publication challenged the status quo for marketing in Indianapolis, Indiana while providing employment and internship opportunities to recent college graduates.
Mr. Saahir is the Vice Chair of the Law Student Division of the National Bar Association and served on the H-Street Festival planning committee.