Samah Ahmed (Berkeley Law ’21)

Spring 2020 Community Economic Justice and 2019 Housing Clinical Student

Samah was a bright and compassionate advocate who made significant contributions to our clinic’s policy advocacy for housing justice. Samah possessed a wide range of skills, from legal research to communication to design and education, which was an asset to our clinic’s work. Thanks to Samah’s strong research, investigation, and analysis of local housing laws, we were able to embed stronger tenant protections into a policy we drafted for a local municipality which will benefit tenants for years to come.

– Seema Rupani, Community Economic Justice Clinic


Samah did amazing work in the Housing clinic. She helped draft a successful summary judgment motion that kept a former foster child in her home. She then advocated fiercely against that same landlord by helping obtain thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees for his attempt to evict the client. But her most impressive act came when an opposing counsel was so threatened by Samah’s good work, even though he was a practicing attorney and she was still only a law student. Amazing Job, Samah!

– Hai Dao, Housing Clinic

Share This: