Associate Professor of Law
Professor Saleema Snow teaches legal writing and appellate advocacy and directs the Legal Writing Program. Before she began her law teaching, Professor Snow spent over 15 years as a litigator, representing low-income clients in the District of Columbia and rural communities throughout Georgia. Her teaching and scholarship focus on poverty and the law and the intersection of poverty law, teaching and learning, and professional values.
Professor Snow began her legal career as a Covington and Burling Westwood Fellow at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP), the District of Columbia’s federally funded legal service organization. She later became a managing attorney at NLSP and represented hundreds of District of Columbia clients during her tenure. After departing NLSP, she became the Legal Director at Advocates for Justice and Education, addressing education discrimination issues. Her commitment to eradicating education disparity continued in her role as a supervising attorney at the Georgia Legal Services Program, where she formed a statewide education advocacy committee to address discriminatory practices against students of color. She also served as an administrative hearing examiner for the District of Columbia Office of Adjudication Services and gained an in-house perspective, working as legal counsel for a state housing agency.
She is a Board Member of KARAMAH – Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights and Vice-President of the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association. On the national level, she is a member of both the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She also serves on the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research -- Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Professor Snow received her B.F.A. from Howard University and her J.D. from the District of Columbia School of Law, where she was the Student Bar Association President.