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Clinical Programs - Cornell Law School

Who We Are

JOHN H. BLUME

Director of Clinical, Advocacy and Skills Programs; Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project; Professor of Law
Professor Blume clerked for the Hon. Thomas A. Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. After private practice, he became Executive Director of the South Carolina Death Penalty Project, where he remained until 1996. He joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 1993, and, in conjunction with Cornell Professors Sherri Lynn Johnson and Stephen Garvey, formed the Cornell Death Penalty Project. Professor Blume has argued eight capital cases before the United States Supreme Court and been co-counsel or amicus curiae counsel in numerous other Supreme Court cases. He has been involved in more than one hundred capital cases at the trial, appellate, and post-conviction stages. He is the co-author of A Modern Approach to Evidence and Death Penalty Stories and has authored numerous articles in the areas of capital punishment, criminal procedure, and evidence. Professor Blume teaches Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and the Death Penalty in America and supervises the Capital Defense Clinics and Inno­cence Clinics.

ELIZABETH BRUNDIGE

Associate Director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice; Adjunct Professor of Law
Prior to joining Cornell Law School, Professor Brundige was the Robert M. Cover - Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights and a clinical lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where she co-taught the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Under the auspices of Yale Law School’s Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights, she has worked for the International Association of Women Judges on several programs designed to advance women’s human rights and access to justice in southern and East Africa. She was also an Associate Legal Officer in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and a law clerk for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice Sandile Ngcobo of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Professor Brundige co-teaches the Inter-national Human Rights Clinic.

CYNTHIA GRANT BOWMAN

Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Law
Before entering law school, Professor Bowman taught political science and spent a year at the University of Chicago as a National Endow-ment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellow in the history and philosophy of the social sciences. She received a J.D. with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 1982, after which she clerked for Judge Richard D. Cudahy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was an associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago for five years. She served as a Professor of Law and of Gender Studies at Northwestern University before coming to Cornell. She has published widely on law and women, and her works include the casebook Women and Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, co-authored by Akua Kuenyehia, the culmination of her five years overseeing an exchange relationship between North-western Law School and the University of Ghana. In 2007, Professor Bowman joined Cornell Law School, where she teaches Torts, Family Law and Feminist Jurisprudence and supervises the Water Law and Land Use Clinics.

ANGELA B. CORNELL

Clinical Professor of Law
Professor Cornell is a graduate of the University of Washing­ton School of Law and has over twenty years of practice experience, most of which was spent representing the interests of workers. Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell Law School, she was a partner at Peifer & Cornell, a labor and employment law firm, which represented plaintiffs and unions. She also served as a State Labor Commis­sioner under Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico. She has significant litigation experience and is a recog­nized expert in the area of labor and employment law. Before private practice, Professor Cornell worked for six years with non-profit organizations representing low-income immigrants and an additional year working in international human rights in Chile and Peru. She continues to do considerable work in Latin America in the area of international labor law. Professor Cornell directs the Labor Law Clinic and teaches Labor Law, Practice and Policy as well as related courses.

CYNTHIA R. FARINA

Professor of Law
Co-author of the leading casebook in administrative law, Professor Farina is also a Fellow of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association. A nationally known scholar of the administrative process, she has served as reporter on a number of national adminis­trative law projects. Most recently, she completed the report of a blue-ribbon cross-disciplinary committee that studied the emerging federal e-rulemaking system in order to make recommendations to Congress and the Obama Administration. She has also served as a reporter on the European Union Project. Following her graduation summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law, Professor Farina clerked for the Hon. Raymond J. Pettine, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island, and for the Hon. Spottswood Robinson, III, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. She spent three years as a litigator in private practice before she joined Cornell Law School, where she is a principal researcher in the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative (CeRI) and co-teaches the e-Government Clinic.

Jonathan Feldman

Visiting Clinical Professor (Fall 2013)
Jonathan Feldman is a Visiting Clinical Professor, who will direct the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic in the fall of 2013. He has 25 years of legal experience, 23 of them as a public interest lawyer. After graduating from Oberlin College and New York University School of Law, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. James T. Giles, a federal district court judge in Philadelphia. He then worked for the Education Law Center in Newark, New Jersey, and the Community Service Society in New York City, focusing on impact litigation concerning civil rights, including equitable school funding and voting rights. Since 1997, he has worked in the Rochester office of the Empire Justice Center. At Empire Justice, he concentrates largely on special education cases and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases, on behalf of individual clients and in systems-change litigation. Notable cases include class action lawsuits against the Rochester City School District and the Greece Central School District, brought on behalf of all students with disabilities in those districts. In addition to practicing civil rights law, he has taught and published in the field. In 2007, he served as a visiting assistant professor at Syracuse University College of Law, where he was acting director of the Disability Rights Clinic. He has also taught Education Law as an adjunct professor, both at Seton Hall University School of Law, and more recently at the University of Rochester's Graduate School of Education. He has published several law review articles, which have appeared in such journals as Rutgers Law Journal and California Law Review . He is a co-author of Education Law (Fifth Edition), a textbook which is scheduled to be published in September of 2013.

GLENN G. GALBREATH

Clinical Professor of Law
After his graduation from Case Western Reserve University Law School, Professor Galbreath developed extensive litigation experience in his two years as a staff attorney for the Ohio Migrant Legal Action Program and Toledo Legal Aid Society and ten years as Deputy Director for Litigation for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc., an Ohio legal services organiza­tion dedicated to representing low income plaintiffs in federal class action suits involving major-impact litigation. Professor Galbreath joined the Cornell Law School clinical faculty in 1986. He regularly presents lectures and workshops to judges and other professionals on a wide variety of legal topics. Since 1991, he has been elected five times as the Justice in the Village of Cayuga Heights. Professor Galbreath, teaches Trial Advocacy, several externship courses, and supervised public interest law clinics in the past.

SUSAN V. HAZELDEAN

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Susan Hazeldean joined the Cornell Law School faculty as an Associate Clinical Professor in July 2011. Professor Hazeldean’s teaching, scholar-ship, and law practice have focused on gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and civil rights. Before entering law teaching, Professor Hazel-dean directed the Peter Cicchino Youth Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City, providing free legal representation to homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in immigration, foster care, public benefits, and family law matters. Prior to coming to Cornell, she was a Robert M. Cover Fellow at Yale Law School and taught in the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic. Professor Hazeldean’s latest article, Confounding Identities: The Paradox of LGBT Youth Under Asylum Law, is forthcoming in the U.C. Davis Law Review; her works have also appeared in Benders Immigration Review and the ABA Human Rights Magazine. Professor Hazeldean received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Yale Law School. She is a recipient of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellow­ship. Professor Hazeldean teaches the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Clinic and is a member of the New York bar.

WILLIAM A. JACOBSON

Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. He frequently is quoted in the national media on issues related to investment fraud and investor protection, and he has served as one of a small number of private practice attorneys who trained new arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Professor Jacobson has argued cases in numerous federal and state courts, including the Courts of Appeal for the First, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He was at one time Senior Editor of the Harvard Inter-national Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. Prior to joining the Cornell Law faculty in 2007, he ran a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Jacobson teaches the Securities Law Clinic.

SHERI LYNN JOHNSON

Assistant Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project; James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law
Sheri Lynn Johnson is an expert on the interface of race and issues in criminal procedure, and she serves as the Assistant Director of the Cornell Death Penalty project, an initiative to foster empirical scholarship on the death penalty, offer students an opportunity to work with practitioners on death penalty cases, and provide information and assistance for death penalty lawyers. After her graduation from Yale Law School in 1979, Professor Johnson worked for a year in the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the New York Legal Aid Society and then joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1981. Professor Johnson co-found­ed the Cornell Death Penalty Project in 1993. She currently teaches constitutional and criminal law and supervises the Capital Defense Clinics.

SALLY KLINGEL

Adjunct Professor of Law
Sally Klingel is the director of labor-management relations programming for the Scheinman Institute, where she teaches, trains, and provides organizational change consulting services to labor and management groups nation-wide. She specializes in the design and implementation of conflict and negotiation systems, labor-management partnerships, work redesign, strategic planning and change processes, and leadership development. Her work with Cornell over the past fifteen years has included training, consulting, and action research with organizations in a variety of industries; local, state and federal government agencies; union internationals and locals; public schools and universities; and worker-owned companies. Professor Klingel has authored articles, mono-graphs and book chapters on innovations in labor-manage­ment relations. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, writing a dissertation on labor-management strategies for change in municipal work organizations. Professor Klingel co-teaches the e-Government Clinic.

MARY J. NEWHART

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Newhart’s research focuses on conflict and dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on the use of arbitration and mediation in U.S. employment relations. More recently she has focused on facilitating and moderating group collaborative decision-making, including the use of technology to support asynchronous consensus building. Professor Newhart is Executive Director of the Cornell e-Rule-making Initiative and Law the and Public Policy Program at Cornell University. She co-teaches the e-Government Clinic.

KEITH S. PORTER

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Porter is the U.S. editor for the Journal of Water Law. He is a Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Wetland Trust, a Faculty Affiliate of the Cornell American Indian Program, and the U.S. Principal in a UK-based international research program on water-shed management. He is a founding member of the NYS Nonpoint Source Steering Committee and the NYS Water Management Advisory Committee. Professor Porter was appointed the Director of the New York State Water Resources Institute at Cornell in 1986. In 1997, he was awarded the Community and Rural Development Institute Innovator Award on behalf of the Cornell inter-disciplinary team, and he has also received the Addleshaw Booth & Company Postgrad­uate Environmental Law Prize from De Montford Law School and the Water Resources Achievement Award from the New York State Department of Environ-mental Conservation. Currently Professor Porter is authoring a study guide on international environmental law for the University of London International Programmes. Professor Porter co-teaches the Water Law and Land Use Development Clinics.

CHARLES E. ROBERTS

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Roberts is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York (Syracuse). He received a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1973 and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1976. He is the supervisor of the U.S. Attorney’s law student program. He has worked in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions, and his current duties include civil prosecu­tions, Bivens claims and habeas corpus. Professor Roberts has taught at the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Advocacy Center and Syracuse University. His courses have included Appellate Advocacy (16 years), Trial Practice, the BALSA Trial Team (coach), and week-long training programs for new Department of Justice attorneys. He has been published in an appellate treatise, law review, and the Federal Civil Practice Manual. Professor Roberts teaches the United States Attorney’s Office Clinic.

LANCE SALISBURY

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Salisbury is an attorney with a practice in Ithaca, New York. He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Iowa and an M.R.P. degree from Cornell University. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law in 1996. His main areas of work are criminal and education law and international human rights/rule of law issues. From 1999 to 2001, before returning to practice in Ithaca, he ran a legal aid program in Bosnia and Kosovo. Prior to this he also developed and ran human rights and civil society programs in Liberia in1997-1998 and in Somaliain 1993-1994. Professor Salisbury teaches the Criminal Defense Trial Clinic.

ROBERT A. SARACHAN

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Sarachan holds B.S. and B.A. degrees from SUNY-Binghamton, an M.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University, and M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Indiana University. He has a varied private practice in Ithaca and also serves part-time as an attorney for the city. He has authored accounting text-books and has taught various accounting and business related courses at Indiana University, Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He currently teaches in, and directs, the paralegal program at Tompkins Cortland Community College. At Cornell Law, Professor Sarachan teaches Accounting for Lawyers and directs the Prosecu­tion Trial Clinic.

BIRGITTA SIEGEL

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Siegel has practiced almost exclusively in the field of securities litigation/arbitration for 25 years. After graduating from the University of Miami Law School with honors in 1985, Professor Siegel joined a large Miami firm where she represented major broker/dealers both in federal court and arbitration and was at the forefront of litigation concerning mandatory arbitration issues. Thereafter, Professor Siegel was in-house counsel at Prudential Securities in NYC, managing high profile litigations and class actions. In recent years, Professor Siegel moved to the ‘other side of the street’ and now exclusively advocates for public investors against financial institutions. Professor Siegel has taught at the Syracuse University College of Law and currently manages the Pearl Law Firm’s Syracuse office. She is a member of the Public Investors Arbitra­tion Bar Association (PIABA), current Chair of PIABA’s Self Regulatory Organization Committee, and an active member of PIABA’s Amicus Committee. Professor Siegel co-teaches the Securities Law Clinic.

KEIR M. WEYBLE

Director of Death Penalty Litigation; Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Weyble is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to joining Cornell, he spent twelve years in private practice in South Carolina, where he concentrated on the litigation of capital cases in state and federal courts. He has represented prisoners in capital cases in the state and/or federal courts of Alabama, Indiana, Missis­sippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia, and he has served as co-counsel for the prisoner in five habeas corpus cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. At Cornell Law, he teaches seminars on Advanced Criminal Procedure: Post-Conviction Remedies and Capital Punishment Law, and co-teaches the Capital Clinics and Innocence Clinics.

STEPHEN W. YALE-LOEHR

Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor Yale-Loehr is one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on U.S. immigra­tion and asylum law. A prolific scholar, he has written many law review articles and is author or co-author of four standard reference works. He was editor-in-chief of The Cornell International Law Journal, and he co-authors a bimonthly column for The New York Law Journal. He is counsel to the Ithaca firm of Miller Mayer. Upon receiving his Cornell J.D. cum laude, Professor Yale-Loehr clerked for Chief Judge Howard G. Munson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is the 2001 recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Elmer Fried Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2004 recipient of AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. Professor Yale-Loehr teaches the Immigration Appellate Law and Advocacy Clinic.