Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School - Burnt Umber Background

Our Team

Elizabeth Brundige, Executive Director

Elizabeth Brundige is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and Executive Director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice. She also founded and directs the Law School's Global Gender Justice Clinic, in which students engage in local, global, and transnational efforts to address gender-based violence and discrimination.

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. She was previously awarded the Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship to work with the International Association of Women Judges on 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 received her B.A. from Yale University, an M.Phil. in Development Studies from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was awarded the Khosla Memorial Human Dignity Prize for her human rights work.

Sharon Pia Hickey, Women and Justice Fellow

Sharon Pia Hickey is a Women and Justice Fellow at the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School. Sharon graduated with top honors from the National University of Ireland Maynooth, where she was executive editor of its law review. She received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School with certification in gender and sexuality law. While in Columbia, she served as an editor on the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and was part of Columbia's Gender and Sexuality Law Clinic. In the past, Sharon worked with Women for Election, training women to run for political office, and the 5050 group, campaigning for political gender quotas. Sharon has also worked in the Law Library of Congress, as part of the Washington Ireland Program, and in the Women and Public Policy Program of the Harvard Kennedy School. She is admitted to the New York Bar.