Elizabeth Brundige is a Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she founded and directs the Law School's Gender Justice Clinic and teaches undergraduate courses on international human rights. Her teaching, research, and advocacy focus on domestic and international responses to gender-based violence and discrimination.
Professor Brundige formerly served as the Law School's Assistant Dean for International Programs, Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies, and Executive Director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice. Before joining Cornell, she was the Cover-Lowenstein Fellow and a clinical lecturer at Yale Law School, where she taught in the 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 human rights programs in southern and East Africa. She was also an Associate Legal Officer at 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.