Jordan Jones has been busy for four years since she graduated from the College of Law. She was a strong student organizer and advocate while in the JD program, serving as the president of the WU Public Interest Law Project, for which she raised enough money to sponsor a half dozen summer fellowships, Editor-in-Chief of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, vice president of the Student Bar Association, moot court board member, Jessup International moot court competitor, and was an advanced clinical intern at the Willamette immigration clinic. She also received a certificate from then College of Law’s International and Comparative Law program and studied abroad at Justis Liebig University in Germany in a summer international human rights program.

Upon graduation she moved to Washington, D.C. where she carried on her legal education, graduating from the George Washington University Law School with an LLM in International and Comparative Law, specializing in human rights. She continued to be actively involved in academic activities and student rights. She was selected to work on a team to draft a publication for the World Bank, served as the LLM Senator on the Student Bar Association, and zealously advocated for the rights of foreign LLM students by petitioning the law school and the DC Bar regarding restrictive changes to rules due to the Covid pandemic.

In 2021 she joined the DC Bar and has been working in human rights law ever since. She has been deeply connected in and leading efforts to support Afghanistan refugees. Amidst the Afghan crisis, she has dedicated her career to advocating for Afghan refugees left behind in Afghanistan and in refugee camps around the world. When the Taliban took over Kabul, she left her job to provide pro bono legal assistance to help this vulnerable population full-time. Building her organization around her work, she has provided necessary legal training to pro bono attorneys and has been able to assist hundreds of Afghan refugees seeking shelter and permanent resettlement into the U.S. and elsewhere. She has partnered with the ABA Rule of Law Initiative and Global Programs to build a virtual international legal pro bono clinic to advocate for Afghan refugees and assist Afghan refugees connect to legal counsel within the ABA network around the world. Twice she traveled to the United Arab Emirates to assist the 10,000 Afghan refugees that were placed there in 2021. She has been the only attorney, let alone human rights attorney to gain access and operate inside the Emirates Humanitarian City (EHC) directly advocating for and assisting well over 1,500 refugees inside EHC. Recently, she visited the remaining 700 Afghan refugees in Albania. Through her efforts there, she was able to use her knowledge and experience to ensure the permanent resettlement of the refugees in the U.S. Despite a lack of funding, she has remained dedicated to assisting refugees.

She currently serves as President and Co-Founder of the Humanitarian Legal Assistance Project, Of Counsel at Najdi Law, Of Counsel at Dragoman Law, and provides low-bono immigration services to indigent immigrants in the U.S. through her solo-practice.

Jordan Jones JD'20
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