Cornell Law School
130 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Rachel J. Sherman, Esq. is an Adjunct Professor in the Cornell Law School Afghan Assistance Clinic. She is a graduate of The Harvard Law School, cum laude, and holds a B.S. from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. During law school, Rachel served on the Board of Student Advisers where she was a teaching assistant for the First Year Legal Research and Writing Program and a peer adviser to members of the first-year class.
A former commercial litigation attorney, Professor Sherman practiced law at Goodwin Procter and Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston. She was also a law clerk to the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor, IV, at the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Most recently, Professor Sherman has been a solo practitioner serving individuals seeking asylum in the United States and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Her first experience serving immigrants was right out of college when she worked as an immigration law writer and researcher at the Ithaca law firm, True, Walsh & Miller (now Miller Mayer).
Professor Sherman wears a number of other hats managing a philanthropic organization in Rochester, serving as an elected member of a public school board, and volunteering for organizations assisting refugees and people experiencing homelessness.