Alaa Chaker focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She began her career at the firm as a summer associate in 2019. 

During law school, Ms. Chaker served as a legal intern and student team leader in the Yale Law School Rule of Law Clinic, where she worked on constitutional and procedural issues, including assisting a legal team representing NAACP and individual clients in a federal suit challenging Connecticut’s legislative apportionment practices with regard to incarcerated individuals. In that capacity, she successfully argued an interlocutory appeal at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked as a legal intern in the New Haven Legal Assistance Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Previously, Ms. Chaker was a policy associate for Open Society Foundations in Washington DC. 

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  • Education

    • JD, Yale Law School, 2020

      Notes & Comments Editor, Yale Law Journal, Board Member, Women of Color Collective 
    • BA, Political Science, American University, 2016

      summa cum laude
    • BS, Mathematics, Economics, American University, 2016

      summa cum laude  Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Research in Social Sciences Award, Patricia Ann Heinamen Award, Student Director, School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, Student Co-Chair, University Honors Program
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Languages

    • Arabic