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Earth Rights International

Lima, Peru

Maryum Jordan has been awarded a PSVF fellowship, in addition to a Sheldon Traveling Fellowship and Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, to work at Earth Rights International in the organization’s Peru office. There, she will work to map out areas in the Amazon region where indigenous communities are adversely affected by the extractive industry, to work with indigenous communities to better ascertain their perceptions of justice, and to assist with litigation. After graduating from Harvard College in 2010 with a B.A. in Anthropology, Maryum was an extern for the Superior Court of California – County of Los Angeles and volunteered for a local family center. While at HLS, Maryum participated in the Gender Violence Workshop, Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights, the Law and International Development Society, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and the International Human Rights Clinic. The Harvard Journal of Law and Gender published her note “Domestic Violence Homicide-Suicide: Expanding Intervention Through Mental Health Law” and she co-authored an article on anti-corruption for the ABA’s Criminal Justice magazine. Maryum interned with the Open Society Justice Initiative in Cambodia and was a 2013 Ford Foundation Law School Fellow for Women’s Link Worldwide in Spain. She also received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership and the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinical Student Award.