Cornell Law alumni teach in law schools around the nation. Learn more about their career paths:
Emmanuel Arnaud (CLS ’16)
Assistant Professor of Law , Cardozo Law School
Emmanuel Hiram Arnaud is an assistant professor on the tenure track. He was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell Law School, where he taught Criminal Law and a class called Race, the Constitution and American Empire. He earned a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
After earning his J.D., Assistant Professor Arnaud worked as a fellowship attorney at Justice 360, where he assisted in post-conviction proceedings and conducted mitigation investigations throughout South Carolina in support of people who were on death row and people who were sentenced as juveniles to life without parole.
He went on to work as a law clerk for Judge Nelson S. Román at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and then as Appellate Counsel at the Center for Appellate Litigation. He was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and was a law clerk for Judge Juan R. Torruella at the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
While in law school, Assistant Professor Arnaud won the Freeman Award for Civil-Human Rights. The Freeman Award is given annually to the law students who have made the greatest contributions during their respective law school careers to civil and/or human rights. He served as a Notes Editor for the Cornell Law Review and President of Cornell Law’s LALSA from 2014-15. He was a legal intern at several organizations including LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Bronx Defenders.
Ann M. Eisenberg (BA ’06, CLS ’12)
Associate Professor of Law, South Carolina School of Law
Ann Eisenberg joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2016 after spending two years as the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Fellow at West Virginia University College of Law. Her research focuses on sustainability, with a particular emphasis on local government, property, natural resources, energy, and community economic development. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in numerous law journals and book chapters, including the Southern California Law Review, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the Boston College Law Review, and the Washington University Law Review. Eisenberg’s work exploring the intersection of rural community economic development, sustainability, and theories of justice is featured in her TEDx talk, in numerous interviews and op-eds, and in her forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press. In 2022, she spent seven months in residence as a Digital Studies Fellow at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress researching the legal history of utilities regulation.
Eisenberg’s career focused on community development began with her service in the Peace Corps in Morocco from 2006 to 2008 and has been informed by her work as a practitioner as well as a scholar. Since her Peace Corps service, she has conducted work in Morocco, India, West Virginia, and South Carolina on issues related to community development and sustainability. She created South Carolina’s transactional Environmental Law Clinic, through which law students tackle complex projects focused on natural resource conservation, environmental justice, and community development. Her other courses include Property, Water Law, Law and the Urban/Rural Divide, and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation. Prior to entering academia, Eisenberg worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, and is a member of the bars of New York and South Carolina.
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher (CLS ’09)
Professor of Law, Duke Law School
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher, a scholar of complex financial instruments and market regulation, is a Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. She is nationally recognized for her research on financial regulation and market manipulation. Fletcher’s recent scholarship focuses on the interplay between public regulation and private ordering in balancing financial innovation against market stability and integrity. Her recent scholarship has been published in Yale Law Journal, New York University Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.
Fletcher has testified before the U.S. Senate on financial market structure, investor protection, and market integrity. She serves as a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee and as a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Issues Committee. Fletcher was also recently a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee, which sought to identify and recommend changes in fiscal, monetary, and financial regulatory policy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Prior to joining Duke Law, Fletcher was an Associate Professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell Law School. Before entering academia, she was an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and corporate governance. Fletcher received her B.A. magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School.
Steven Koh (CLS ’08)
Associate Professor of Law & R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law, Boston University Law School
Steven Arrigg Koh teaches and writes in the areas of comparative and international criminal law. His scholarship—which explores the foreign relations, cultural, and racial dimensions of U.S. domestic, transnational, and international criminal justice—has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as New York University Law Review, Duke Law Journal Online, Cornell Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Boston College Law Review, and Fordham Law Review. He is also a contributor to Just Security law blog and serves as co-chair of the Junior International Law Scholars Association. He joins the Boston University School of Law faculty after serving as the Marianne D. Short and Ray Skowyra Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, where he was a winner of the Innovation in Pedagogy Award. Prior to that, he completed a fellowship at Columbia Law School.
Professor Koh’s scholarship is informed by a unique combination of high-level legal practice at both U.S. federal criminal and international criminal legal institutions. As a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., he advised U.S. federal and state prosecutors on international, criminal, and constitutional legal issues arising in U.S. criminal cases with transnational dimensions. At DOJ, he also served as Counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Counselor for International Affairs, the top international law adviser to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. During this time, Koh also taught International and Transnational Criminal Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
His international legal experience spans multiple continents, highlighted by positions in two prominent international criminal courts in The Hague, Netherlands. First, as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court (ICC), he advised the Legal Adviser to the ICC Presidency on matters including the enforcement of sentence agreements with States party to the Rome Statute of the ICC. Second, as an Associate Legal Officer at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, he served in Chambers on the Prosecutor v. Radovan Karadžić trial, one of the capstone cases in the Tribunal’s history regarding charges of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. Additional international experiences include service as Visiting Scholar at Seoul National University, South Korea; study at the Cornell Summer Institute in International & Comparative Law at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, France; representation of the Robert F. Kennedy Center of Human Rights before the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; and human rights research on a mission to Colombia co-sponsored by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. He has also been Senior Fellow and Interim-Attorney Editor at the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. and a law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Professor Koh earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he served as Senior Article Editor of the Cornell Law Review. In 2019, Cornell awarded him the Law School Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award for “commitment to the highest standards of public service.” He earned an A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard College and an M.Phil degree in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, England. He speaks conversational Spanish; has studied French, Arabic, and Korean; and is currently a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.
Thomas J. McSweeney (CLS ’05)
Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
Thomas McSweeney earned his B.A. from William & Mary, where he was a James Monroe Scholar. He continued his studies at Cornell University, where he earned a J.D. and a Ph.D. in medieval history. After completing his Ph.D., Professor McSweeney worked for two years as a visiting assistant professor at Cornell Law School, teaching property and legal history. During his time at Cornell, he won three awards for his teaching. In 2018, he received a Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence from William & Mary. In 2019, the graduating class at William & Mary Law School presented him with the Walter Williams L. Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2021 the first-year class presented him with the 1L Professor of the Year Award.
Professor McSweeney’s research focuses on the early history of the common law. He is particularly interested in the ways the judges and lawyers of the thirteenth century taught and learned the law. His book, Priests of the Law: Roman Law and the Making of the Common Law’s First Professionals (Oxford University Press 2019), which was awarded an honorable mention for the Selden Society’s David Yale Prize for an “outstanding contribution to the history of the law of England and Wales,” examines the ways in which thirteenth-century justices modelled their practices on those of the jurists of Roman law to make the case that the English common law was part of a pan-European legal culture. He visits the United Kingdom regularly for his research and has been awarded research grants to work at the Huntington Library, the British Library, and the British National Archives. In 2019 he was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, at the University of Cambridge. In 2015 he was selected as a fellow of the American Society for Legal History’s Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Ames Foundation at Harvard Law School, which funds research in legal history, and in November of 2021 will begin a five-year term as an editor for Cambridge Studies in Legal History for the American Society for Legal History’s book series at Cambridge University Press.
Gregory S. Parks (CLS ’08)
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
Gregory Parks is Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. A lawyer and PhD psychologist, Professor Parks teaches courses, researches, and writes in the areas of civil litigation, race and law, and social science and law. After law school, Professor Parks clerked for The Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and then for The Honorable Andre M. Davis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Thereafter, he served as a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School and then an Associate in the Litigation Group at McDermott Will & Emery in their Washington, D.C. office. Professor Parks has published almost a dozen, scholarly books on topics ranging from black Greek-letter organizations to race in America to social science and law. His books have been published by the likes of Oxford University Press, NYU Press, The New Press, University Press of Kentucky, and the University Press of Mississippi. Professor Parks’ works have also appeared in a range of law reviews, such as Cardozo Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Florida State University Law Review, Howard Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy. He’s currently writing a book about the history of African American fraternity and sorority racial uplift work for NYU Press.
Kristen Stanley (CLS ’07)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Kristen Stanley is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Lawyering Program. She comes to Cornell from Vanderbilt Law School, where she taught legal writing and analysis to first-year J.D. students.
For most of her career, Professor Stanley represented death-sentenced individuals in their federal habeas corpus and state post-conviction proceedings. As an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, Professor Stanley represented men under sentence of death in their federal habeas proceedings in Federal District Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and Tennessee state court proceedings. Professor Stanley also practiced in Louisiana where she represented indigent men sentenced to death in state post-conviction proceedings.
Professor Stanley also has her Masters in Social Work. She specializes in understanding the effects of and effective treatment of trauma. Her focus is on the ways in which exposure to traumatic experiences impacts neurobiology, human development, brain functioning, and interpersonal relationships, particularly in the context of the criminal judicial system. She is also interested in the social, cultural, and political forces that shape exposure to, and recovery from, traumatic experiences.