Director of Public Interest Scholars & Fellowships
Aisha counsels students and alumni on all aspects of the public interest job search and organizes programs and events for the Fordham community. She runs the Law School's Stein Scholars Program in Public Interest Law & Ethics. Additionally, she works closely with students and alumni pursuing post-graduate public interest fellowships.
For almost ten years prior to coming to Fordham, Aisha worked as a civil legal services attorney representing low and moderate-income homeowners facing foreclosure, many of whom had predatory mortgage loans. She began this work in Philadelphia, as an Independence Foundation Fellow at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and continued it in New York at Queens Legal Services (part of Legal Services NYC). Prior to her direct legal services work, Aisha clerked for Judge James T. Giles of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for Judge William L. Chapman, Jr. and Judge Michael K. Newell of the Delaware Family Court. Aisha is a graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a Rubin Public Interest Scholar, and Swarthmore College.
Aisha is admitted to the Bar in New York and Pennsylvania.