to pursuing equity and justice for all.
Haaris serves as a Research Assistant at the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School. He also served as a research assistant for four professors at the American University Washington College of Law, working on publications about race, poverty, and the law.
Haaris has worked at the Immigrant Justice Clinic in Washington D.C., defending immigrants in deportation proceedings, asylum cases and helped with citizenship and green card applications. He also has worked at the Minneapolis City Attorney's office as member of the Misdemeanor Prosecutions Clinic.
Prior to law school, Haaris worked on issues of community-police relations as a member of the Minneapolis NAACP. Additionally, he served on the board of a non-profit, empowering young people to build cooperative economies that work for everybody. He has also worked with section 8 housing tenants to advocate against unfair evictions.
Haaris has worked on the campaigns of numerous local progressive political candidates; served as a tutor helping children of color improve reading; and has volunteered at job training programs for newly released prisoners. He has dedicated his life to pursuing justice.