Cherin Awad, known for her work on a controversial Swedish television program, may become the first practicing attorney in Sweden to wear a headscarf. Awad, a 23 year old woman recently gained notoriety for refusing to shake hands with Aftonbladet newspaper columnist Carl Hamilton in an episode of “Halal TV” which features three young Swedish women, who have Muslim backgrounds with roots in the Middle East and North Africa. Awad completed her law degree and is now working as a junior lawyer, but must wait a few years before passing the Swedish bar exam to become a full-fledged attorney.

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