Maynooth University Department of Law graduate, Sharon Pia Hickey (BCL International 2012), has recently taken a position at the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice in Cornell Law School.
As Women and Justice Fellow, Sharon will work with judges, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and legal professionals to improve access to justice with the goal of eliminating violence against women and girls. In addition, Sharon will be a teaching fellow for Cornell Law School’s Global Gender Justice Clinic, where she will oversee clinical projects that investigate and report on gender-based violence, as well as promote effective implementation of progressive laws.
Prior to taking her position, Sharon graduated from Columbia Law School with an LL.M. and certification in Gender and Sexuality Law, and served as an editor on the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.