A Scholarly Connection to Faith
With aspirations and passions inspired in part by his Hamilton professors and undergraduate experience abroad, Redwan Saleh ’13 entered law school interested in civil rights law and complex litigation. He attends Fordham University School of Law, where he is on the Law Review and Moot Court team.
At Hamilton he majored in government and minored in Middle Eastern and Islamic world studies – and spent a semester at the American University of Sharja in the United Arab Emirates. He was a Dean’s List student who studied Arabic, served as president of the Muslim Student Association, worked as an Admission Office intern and tutored at the Admissions Center, among other accomplishments and activities.
The Middle East and Islamic studies courses he took on campus and abroad helped him develop a more scholarly connection with his Muslim faith.
“I had no idea the profound importance (or) impact of works from medieval scientists/scholars like Ibn Sina, al-Gaz sali, or Ibn Rushd on the Islamic world and Western Europe. Even if I was agnostic, I would have appreciated the vast subject of Islamic studies that I luckily had my hands on,” he says.