Maryam Arif is a graduate of Boston University where she obtained her Baccalaureate in Sociology and the City University of New York School of Law where she got her Juris Doctor degree. She went on to qualify the New York State Bar Exam and is an Advocate of the Lahore High Court. Ms. Arif has worked for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations. As a mini-pupil at Tooks Chambers, London, she worked closely with Barristers and Queens Council on several different cases including the retrial of the famous liquid bombers case. She served as a Justice Fellow for the Launchpad for Justice, Community Legal Resource Network, offering legal services in Kings County Housing Court. She worked at Main Street Legal Services as an Elder Law Clinic student representing clients in Guardianship cases and helping them with estate planning, drafting Wills and Trusts. She is the Director of Clinical Programs at Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Lahore. Maryam Arif published a report on Police Torture in Pakistan and worked on Clinical Legal Education and Legal Empowerment as an Open Society Justice Initiative Fellow.