Holly Fuhrman

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Holly Fuhrman (BA '12, MA '13) is currently an Associate Attorney Advisor with AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women in Washington, DC. As an Associate Attorney Advisor, Holly provides technical assistance to prosecutors and allied professionals nationwide on criminal cases of violence against women (including sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, and co-occurring crimes). She also conducts legal research and helps develop training and publication materials on a variety of legal topics.

Prior to joining AEquitas, Holly was the 2016-2017 Hillary Rodham Clinton Law Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. At the Institute, Holly conducted international field research on women's inclusion in a wide variety of peace and security efforts. Her work includes a report on how women shaped transitional justice in Colombia and Tunisia, as well as a publication on women's ongoing peacebuilding strategies in Ukraine and Myanmar. During law school, Holly worked as a student advocate in the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) clinic, where she successfully pursued her client's political asylum claim in immigration court. Her other legal experience includes supporting impact litigation at the American Immigration Council and  interviewing new clients for the Refugee Representation Unit at Human Rights First. Holly has also held legal internships at DC SAFE, where she worked with survivors of domestic abuse, and at the American Bar Association, where she assisted the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence in advocating for the establishment of an official policy on campus sexual assault.

Holly graduated with her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 2016 and is licensed to practice law in Maryland. Prior to law school, Holly received a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy at Lehigh, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her political science courses, which focused on the intersection of public policy and social justice, broadened her perspective on the disparities between the powerful and the rest of the population. These courses - and especially the political science's department's professors - inspired Holly to pursue work that addresses inequity and injustice. Her academic experience at Lehigh was invaluable in shaping her public interest legal career.