Ahmed Ghappour is a Clinical Instructor with the National Security Clinic at UT Law School. Ahmed also directs the National Security Defense Project (the "NSDP"), an access to justice initiative that addresses constitutional issues in national-security and cyber-security prosecutions.
For the past few years, Ahmed has worked on human rights issues relating to counter-terrorism and national security. Before founding the NSDP, he worked with Lt. Cmd. Charles Swift (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld), taking numerous national security cases to trial. Prior to that, Ahmed was a Staff Attorney at Reprieve UK, where he represented Guantanamo detainees in their habeas corpus proceedings and challenged the US Extraordinary Renditions Program. He was a senior legal advisor at a Cairo based human rights organization, where he worked on security sector reform, and international accountability litigation.
He is a National Security Committee member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been qualified to serve as an expert on national security by courts in the United States and Canada. email: email@example.com