Salman Ylook Rana is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. His work explores the intersection of musical youth subcultures, law and normativity in both state and non-state/unofficial contexts. He has lectured on youth cultures, the sociology of law, law and social change, legal research methodology and cultural studies of law. His broader legal research interests intersect with his interests in undergraduate legal education, critical legal pluralism, social theory, subcultures, childhood, poverty, critical race theory, ethnomusicology, Islam and international human rights.
Before graduate work, Salman articled with the Ministry of The Attorney General’s Office of The Children’s Lawyer (Ontario) and was a field researcher in Kampala with the Ugandan Law Society. He is a longtime member of Toronto’s Hip Hop community and is a founding member of the artist collective, The Circle, along with artists Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, and Choclair et al.