David Cornell, Legal Fellow, recently graduated from Stanford Law School, where he focused on international and human rights law. At Stanford, he was a team leader and senior case manager for the International Refugee Assistance Project as well as a member of the Executive Board of the International Law Society. As a student, David worked on atrocity prevention in partnership with the Enough Project and sanctions enforcement relating to North Korea in consultation with the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
David was a summer associate at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he primarily worked on securities litigation, and a law clerk at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office.
Prior to law school David received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Before entering university David was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and spent four years in a special operations unit with combat deployments to Afghanistan and as part of a counter-piracy task force deployed to South East Asia, the Middle East, and the Horn of Africa.