Doug Rawald Adjunct Professor of Law (Fall term)

Contact Information

Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Fax: (607) 255-7193

Professional Biography

Doug Rawald is a former member of the United States Air Force JAG Corps and has also served as a civilian attorney with the Department of Defense’s Office of General Counsel. While stationed in Germany, South Korea and Washington D.C., he focused on criminal trial work within the military. As a senior Air Force defense counsel for a circuit consisting of 20 military bases in the Eastern United States, Mr. Rawald specialized in felony level cases and was selected to serve as the lead military defense counsel for the first Air Force capital murder trial in over a decade. After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Rawald worked with the U.S. State Department in Baghdad on the development of a judicial training institute. In Baghdad he worked directly with Iraqi judges and witnessed first-hand the impact of the US military in these programs. As a civilian with the Department of Defense, Mr. Rawald worked directly on issues involving detainees captured by the United States military. Mr. Rawald currently works in Washington D.C. for the federal government and also volunteers his spare time to work with students on trial advocacy.


B.A., Cornell University, 1998
J.D., Cornell Law School, 2001