Hashi MohamedHashi Mohamed MSc African Studies (2009), St Antony’s College
Hashi is currently practising as a barrister in England and Wales. One of his specialities is in Public Law, and predominantly in Planning and Environment. In addition to this, he is a part-time broadcaster for the BBC, presenting documentaries periodically on BBC Radio 4 such as The Boat Children and A Response to Terror.
He has been consistently listed as one of the highest rated planning barristers in England & Wales under the age of 35 in the Planning Magazine’s annual Planning Legal Survey, and serves as Special Adviser to David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of terror legislation in his work reviewing the UK’s anti-terrorism laws. Hashi has acted in a number of cases related to public law and human rights issues. He has also been instructed to act on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department at Immigration Appeals Tribunals, appearing in over 100 appeals.
Before Oxford he was worked as a broadcast journalist for the BBC after graduating from university where he studied Law and French. For Hashi, attending Oxford was the next natural step, to not only enhance his qualifications but to widen his intellectual and personal horizons as well. He enjoyed playing football and cycling most in his time in Oxford, and excellent debating was a close third. When asked what the most exciting thing he did at Oxford was, his response was “giving a hug to the Dalai Lama”