Distinguished Alumni Award

Maeve McDermottMaeve McDermott wrote legal news articles for JURIST while pursuing a JD from Vermont Law School and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. Maeve found that writing for JURIST allowed her to stay up-to-date on evolving laws and governance in her fields of interest and allowed her to connect with like-minded law students from around the world. Thanks to her positive experience writing for JURIST, after graduating from law school, Maeve helped to establish a link between JURIST and the faculty of law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), where she had studied previously as an undergraduate exchange student. Maeve would like to thank Diego Zegarra Valdivia and Sara Jackeline Acosta Antezana from the PUCP, as well as Jaclyn Belczyk and Bernard Hibbitts from JURIST, for their hard work in establishing this relationship. Maeve would also like to congratulate Anjana Meza for being JURIST’s first South American student correspondent and for the high-quality legal news articles she has written for JURIST to date. Maeve hopes she will be able to continue pursuing legal journalism in the future.