ADC Welcomes 2009 Anthony Shadid Internship Program Legal Associates

WASHINGTON, DC | May 14, 2009| | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes four law students who will be joining the ADC Legal Department as Legal Associates for Summer 2009. The students are part of the ADC-Research Institute (ADC-RI) Anthony Shadid Internship Program, named for the former ADC intern and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist (For more information, please see
The law students will be spending the next 12-weeks at the ADC National Headquarters Building in Washington, DC, addressing all aspects of ADC’s legal work, including discrimination, employment, and immigration matters; public policy, outreach and coalition building. Additionally, each student is required to write a law review style paper with a minimum of 15-pages on any topic relevant to the legal issues addressed by ADC. The students are also asked to conduct a 30-minute presentation of their papers and are encouraged to publish their papers in legal journals.
The internship will conclude with the Second Annual ADC Ibn Rushd Moot Court Competition which includes legal briefs and accompanying oral arguments. The competition was named after the renowned jurist Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes. Ibn Rushd was a Muslim Andalusian philosopher, jurist, and physician born in 1126 in Cordoba, Spain. ADC would like to extend its gratitude to Tefft Smith, Esq. and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, for sponsoring the first ADC Ibn Rush Moot Court Competition in 2008.
ADC received applications from highly qualified law students across the United States for the four positions available this summer. This year’s summer Legal Associates are:
1) Ms. Jordan Lane from the University of Virginia School of Law
2) Mr. Fadil Mamoun Bayyari from Washington and Lee University School of Law
3) Ms. Salua V. Baida from the American University Washington College of Law
4) Mr. David Moreno from the University of Baltimore School of Law
The ADC-RI Anthony Shadid Internship Program has been supported in-part by the support of the Mosaic Foundation and the Olayan Foundation.
NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.
The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies, seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs.
Contact: Yousef Munayyer
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee |
1732 Wisconsin Ave., NW | Washington, DC | 20007
Tel: 202-244-2990 | Fax: 202-244-7968 | E-mail:

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