Since 2013, Greger Calhan has worked as a staff attorney with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, where he represents low-income clients and manages MMLA’s East African Community Legal Clinic, a partnership with Isuroon. The Community Legal Clinic – now in its third year – receives generous funding from the Tom and Patricia Grossman Foundation. Through the clinic, Mr. Calhan and his colleagues at MMLA, strive to remove barriers to justice within Minneapolis’ vibrant Muslim, Somali, and East African communities using direct legal representation, advocacy, and education.
Before joining Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Mr. Calhan was a clinical instructor at Northwestern School of Law in Chicago. He also worked as a Karpatkin Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, and judicial law clerk to the Honorable Martha C. Daughtrey on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Nashville. He is a 2012 graduate of NYU School of Law.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Calhan served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Chad and Mauritania, where he learned to ride a camel and speak passable Arabic. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.