A 2015-16 Engaged Faculty Fellow, Liz Brundige is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for International Programs in the Cornell Law School. Read her faculty profile for more information.
About the Project
With the support of Engaged Learning and Research, Liz Brundige is developing a redesigned clinical course that examines the intersection of gender, violence and discrimination in Central New York. The course will build upon her experience teaching the Law School’s International Human Rights and Global Gender Justice Clinics, as well as directing its Avon Center for Women and Justice. It will culminate in a re-imagined Gender Justice Clinic that includes an expanded focus on local community engagement. Students in this course will examine and engage with local and global efforts to address gender injustice, with a particular focus on gender-based violence. Issues of concern may include intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, gender discrimination in employment or housing, and violence against incarcerated women. Local community-engaged cases and projects will be a major focus of the Clinic’s docket. They will be complimented by cases and projects that use international advocacy tools to address gender injustice in other countries.
Why She Does It
Over the next few years, Liz hopes to continue to expand the Clinic’s local community-based advocacy and to explore opportunities to connect this work with similar advocacy efforts in other countries. Through this blend of local and global community engagement, the Clinic will seek to expose students to diverse approaches to understanding and addressing gender-based violence and discrimination, challenge their assumptions, and generate new insights that will help to prepare them to be effective and thoughtful lawyers.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell