Maggie Gardner

Assistant Professor of Law
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Contact Information
Cornell Law School
233 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5346
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Lyndsey Clark
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Maggie Gardner is an Assistant Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she teaches and writes about civil procedure and international law. Her current research explores how domestic actors--courts, regulators, police, and prosecutors-cooperate with foreign peers to address cross-border harms. Her articles on transnational litigation and transnational crime have been published or are forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, the NYU Law Review, Stanford Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Journal of International Criminal Justice.

Prior to joining the Cornell faculty, Professor Gardner taught as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she was an inaugural recipient of the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award in 2016. Before entering academia, she practiced as a litigation and appellate associate with WilmerHale LLP in Washington, D.C. and clerked for Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She also completed a year-long fellowship with the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon under the direction of President Antonio Cassese.

Professor Gardner graduated cum laude from Harvard College, where she was a Truman Scholar, and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review.


A.B., Harvard College, 2002
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007