Elizabeth K. PeckAssistant Dean for Judicial Engagement and Professional Development
Professional BiographyElizabeth K. Peck is the Assistant Dean for Judicial Engagement and Professional Development. Liz serves as Cornell Law School's principal liaison to federal and state judges and supervises the clerkship-application process for student and alumni candidates. She also leads the establishment of stand-alone professional development programming and assists in integrating professional-development training into the curriculum. Liz is an adjunct faculty member who co-teaches an at-home seminar, "Women in the Law."
Prior to May 2015, she was the Director of Public Service and from July 2004 to June 2009, Assistant Dean Peck was the Director of Career Services. Before coming to Cornell, she worked at the Washington and Lee University School of Law from 1999-2004: for four years Assistant Dean Peck was the Director of Career Services, having served her first year there as the Assistant Director. She began her work in the field at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a Career Counselor from 1997-1999. Assistant Dean Peck clerked for the Honorable Judge Richard D. Savell in Fairbanks, Alaska and litigated employment matters at Perkins Coie in Seattle, WA.
She was a founder and first president of the Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association. Assistant Dean Peck is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Tompkins County (NY) Bar. She is active in NALP, the National Association for Law Placement, having served on NALP's Research Advisory Group, Ethics and Standards Advisory Group as well as its Alternative Careers and Career Pathways for Lawyers Committees. Assistant Dean Peck received her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 1994 and graduated from Tufts University, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations in 1991.