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.
Anne-Claire Blok, Women and Justice Fellow
Anne-Claire Blok is a Women and Justice Fellow at the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School. Before joining the Center, she worked at Plan International's EU office in Brussels where she advocated for the inclusion of children's rights in the European Union's external action policy and practice, while particularly highlighting girls' rights and gender equality. Anne-Claire previously also worked with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in NYC tracking and analyzing women's human rights resolutions and engaging with UN agencies and other missions. While working with Transparency International, she gained experience conducting research and advocacy looking to enhance the implementation and impact of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Earlier, she assisted research into innovative anti-human trafficking legislation at Not For Sale. Anne-Claire received her LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in 2012. Additionally, she received both her LL.M. in Dutch civil law and LL.B. from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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.
Christina Price, Program Assistant
As the Program Assistant for the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, Christina Price assists with many aspects of program support and coordination. Prior to joining the Avon Global Center, Christina earned a bachelor's degree in Music Industry and Business Communications from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2011. In the past, she has worked in the higher education field, assisting students, faculty, and more importantly planning and coordinating several events for several diverse departments. Christina is originally from the Ithaca area, living here for most of her life. She is very excited to join the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, and to join other women and organizations around the world to stand together to support women's justice.