Engy Abdelkader teaches graduate courses on international human rights law. She serves on the US State Department Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group, as well as a religious freedom advisor to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
As chairperson of the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities (IRR) Committee on National Security and Civil Liberties, their work earned the 2014 Committee Excellence Award for providing leadership to the US legal profession on human rights, civil rights, and the rule of law.
Abdelkader continues to serve the legal and larger community as co-chairperson of the IRR Committee on Religious Freedom.
A legal fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, her scholarship has been published in the Fordham International Law Journal,
Asian American Law Journal at Berkley Law, University of Washington Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, among others.
Locally, Abdelkader serves as an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Board on Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey State Bar Foundation Respect Newsletter Editorial Advisory Board, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, New Jersey State Bar Association Blue Ribbon Commission on Unmet Legal Needs and the New Jersey State Bar Association Membership Committee.
She is also a Board Member of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing interfaith relations between Muslim and Jewish women.
Notably, Abdelkader holds two US law degrees, including credentials from Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she graduated with academic distinction.