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Terri Ellen Marsh has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Dr. Marsh celebrates professional excellence in the field of law

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Terri Ellen Marsh has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

During her more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Marsh has excelled as the executive director for the Human Rights Law Foundation in Washington, D.C. since 2005. In this position, she litigates human rights cases filed under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act, as well as civil rights cases pertaining to federal law. Dr. Marsh has further dedicated her time and attention to outreach regarding the Democracy in China movement, through which she peacefully collaborates with Chinese lawyers and human rights advocates.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Marsh served as a criminal defense attorney operating alongside the Public Defender Service and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia between 2001 and 2005. She previously served the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as the director of the Youth Court that offered first-time juvenile offenders in D.C. a second chance by diverting them from the criminal justice system to a court where the judges and lawyers were other kids from the same poverty-stricken neighborhoods. This court played a powerful role in reducing drug abuse and violence while helping to build character and confidence, thereby enabling "troubled" youth to expand their horizons and realize success.

Based on the success of the Youth Court and her effective defense of other juveniles from 1995 to 1999, Dr. Marsh was recruited as a fellow and an editor of the Law Review for the University of the District of Columbia's David A. Clarke School of Law, roles in which she edited faculty papers from the Law Center's Criminal Justice Clinic.

Dr. Marsh was additionally active as a consultant for the Center for Law and Social Policy and the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1993.

Furthermore, Dr. Marsh has participated in a number of notable legal cases in relation to her areas of expertise. Currently, she is involved with Doe v. Cisco Systems Inc. with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in which she represents Falun Gong practitioners who have been tortured and persecuted through China's network security system known as the "Golden Shield" project. During her tenure with the Human Rights Law Foundation, Dr. Marsh devoted her resources to such other landmark cases involving international human rights violations as Does v. Jiang Zemin, Does v. Lou Gan and Does v. Liu Qi. Through the filing of these and similar cases, she developed a reputation for her painstaking defense of religious minorities and other dissidents in China.

Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Marsh pursued an education at the University at Buffalo, a part of the State University of New York system, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and classics, magna cum laude, in 1973. She continued her academic efforts with a Master of Arts in Greek and Latin at the aforementioned university in 1975. Following these accomplishments, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in classics from the University at Buffalo in 1979. Dr. Marsh concluded her studies at the New York University School of Law, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1992.

Dr. Marsh has thrived in numerous endeavors beyond her primary responsibilities in the field. Representing cases of asylum, telecommunication and juvenile defense over the course of her legal career, she has contributed as a panel chairperson for Harvard Law School in 2011, a speaker for the National Press Club from 2006 to 2010, a panel speaker at Yale Law School in 2004 and a speaker at the Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association in 1987. Additionally, Dr. Marsh held myriad academic positions throughout her career, including as an assistant professor of classics at the University of California San Diego from 1980 to 1989, an assistant professor of classics at the University of Texas at Austin from 1982 to 1983, an assistant visiting professor of classics at the University of Delaware in 1983 and an assistant professor of classics at Wake Forest University from 1984 to 1989.

Dr. Marsh has found much success with her written works as well, authoring many articles and chapters published in the Journal of Political Risk, Epoch Times,, "LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Volume I" and "Representation in Ancient Greece & Rome." She is presently penning an epic ballet, titled "Parallel Universes, Helen of Troy, and the Female Narrative Tradition." Dr. Marsh has also been affiliated with various organizations within her professional circles, including the United States Supreme Court Bar and several Federal Bar Associations.

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. Marsh has accrued several accolades throughout her impressive career. She was recognized with a Mellon fellowship in support of the summer faculty program, "How to Integrate Women's Studies in Academic Studies." Likewise, she was presented with a Law and Conscience Project fellowship from the Lantos Foundation in 2013. Accepting assorted Youth Court grants from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2000, Dr. Marsh was selected for the PEW grant, the Archie grant and the RFK Memorial Foundation grant for her outstanding legal and educational writing.

Attributing her success to her cultivation of compassion ("shan") and her propensity for listening to her heart and her mentors, Dr. Marsh was drawn to her career in international human rights law while teaching an undergraduate course at the University of Texas at Austin, during which time her discourse with students and the televised reports of China forcing pro-democracy advocates to say things under duress greatly inspired her.

Renowned for her tolerance, persistence and compassion, she cites the filing of her initial case against Jiang Zemin in 2002 and her coordination with a team of lawyers for the filing of similar cases around the globe as the highlight of her career. An avid lover of poetry and music, Dr. Marsh hopes to complete her epic ballet in the coming years, while continuing to help create a better, calmer and more principled world.

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