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Elizabeth Brundige

Elizabeth Brundige

House Fellow
Executive Director, Avon Global Center
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School 
Elizabeth.Brundige@cornell.edu

Liz Brundige is the Executive Director of the Avon Global Center and a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School, where she also teaches the International Human Rights Clinic. The Avon Global Center is a research and advocacy center that works with judges, legal professionals, and others to improve access to justice in an effort to eliminate violence against women and girls. The International Human Rights Clinic is a public interest law firm and law school course in which students work under faculty supervision on cases and projects in support of efforts to advance human rights locally and globally.  

Before joining Cornell Law School, Professor Brundige was the Robert. M. Cover - Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights and a clinical lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where she co-taught the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and taught an undergraduate human rights course. She previously worked for the International Association of Women Judges on several programs designed to advance women's human rights and access to justice 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 Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice Sandile Ngcobo of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Originally from New Jersey, Professor Brundige received her B.A. from Yale University, where she majored in history, an M.Phil. in Development Studies from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.   

In her spare time, Professor Brundige enjoys long distance running (62.1 miles is her longest run at a stretch so far but she hopes try a 100-mile race one day), exploring the local trails, and reading (or listening to audiobooks, which she thinks counts as reading). She and her fiancé, Dave Jones, live in Interlaken, N.Y.