Fatima is a PhD candidate in law and teaching fellow at University College London, where as a Bonnart-Braunthal Scholar she is writing her thesis on the effectiveness of the international prohibition of torture in the context of counter-terrorism. She is a teaching fellow in the Faculty of Laws at UCL, lecturing on Islamic Law, and teaching on the World Legal Orders and the LL.M. Human Rights courses, as well as teaching legal writing. She also served as the Postgraduate Editor of the UCL Jurisprudence Review.
Prior to beginning her doctoral work, Fatima obtained an LL.B., and LL.M. in Human Rights from UCL. She interned at the International Rescue Committee in New York and worked on the British Institute of Comparative and International Law’s project on democracy in Iran.
Fatima was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2007 and is beginning a pupillage in 2010 at Garden Court Chambers, London