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Elizabeth-Brundage

Elizabeth Brundige
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

Elizabeth Brundige
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

Elizabeth Brundige is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School and Executive Director of Cornell's Avon Global Center for Women & Justice. Prior to joining Cornell Law School, Ms. 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, taught an undergraduate course in international human rights at Yale College, and helped coordinate the activities of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.  She previously worked for the International Association of Women Judges, under the auspices of Yale Law School’s Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights, 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.  She received a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil. in Development Studies from Oxford University, and a B.A. from Yale University.

Women and Justice Fellow Leigh Blomgren

Leigh Blomgren
Justice Fellow

Leigh Blomgren
Women and Justice Fellow

Leigh Blomgren is the 2011-2012 Women and Justice Fellow at the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice.  She is interested in international human rights law with a special focus on women and children.  Leigh received a J.D./LL.M in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School in 2010. She has conducted research focusing on women’s human rights issues and, as a student, served as Advocacy Chair for the Cornell Advocates for Human Rights and Committee Chair for the Public Interest Law Union. Leigh also works alongside Professor Muna Ndulo of Cornell Law School in preparation for a forthcoming casebook she is co-authoring. Prior to law school, Leigh worked as a paralegal in the New York office of the law firm Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius LLP. She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, where she played for the national championship-winning Women’s Varsity Soccer team.

Karla Creech

Karla Creech
Administrative Assistant

Karla Creech
Administrative Assistant

As an Administrative Assistant, Karla Creech provides support for many aspects of Cornell's Human Rights Clinic. Karla graduated from Cornell University herself in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Biology. In the past she has worked in the fields of catering and event planning; construction; and in the biotech industry. Karla is originally from Southern California, and has lived in Central New York for many years. She is very excited to be involved in the defense of human rights and the training of those that will fight for others in their future.