Helen Kerwin

2017-2018 MD Anderson Postgraduate Fellow in Transnational Law
Postgraduate Fellows (2017-2018)

Helen Kerwin is a 2017-2018 M.D. Anderson Fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous body within the Organization of American States with a mandate to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere, located in Washington, D.C. She spent the first half of her fellowship in the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrants and monitoring human rights in the United States, and the second half in the Merits/Court group, which drafts merits reports in individual cases and engages in litigation before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Helen received her J.D. with honors from Texas Law in 2017. During law school, she worked at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica; the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division; the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) in Mexico City, Mexico; Dejusticia (the Center for Law, Justice, and Society) in Bogotá, Colombia; and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas; she was a student attorney in the Human Rights and Immigration Clinics; and served as Submissions Editor for the Texas International Law Journal.