Elizabeth Aherne

Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Email: ea26@cornell.edu

Clinical Program Assistants:
Email: clinicalprograms@cornell.edu
Phone: (607) 255-4196

Professional Biography

Elizabeth Aherne has been practicing law as a transactional attorney and litigator for more than 20 years.  She began her career as a tax associate working for Caldwalader, Wickerhsam and Taft LLP, a New York based law firm, and subsequently served in the same role at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, a London based law firm.  Prior to opening her own law practice in 2008, she served as an associate attorney with Schlather, Stumbar, Salk and Park, LLP in Ithaca, New York.


For the past 12 years, Aherne has owned and operated her own private law practice in Ithaca, New York.  She handles cases involving a wide range of law including custody, divorce, wills, trusts and estates, business, real property, and personal injury law.  Her most important role has been representing children since 2008 in multiple different counties. 


Elizabeth lives in Ithaca, and is the mother of three boys (ages 15, 12 and 8). She is a graduate of Cornell University (Bachelor’s Degree in Economics), Georgetown University Law Center (Juris Doctorate Degree) and John Hopkins University (Master’s Degree in Education).