Ian M. Kysel

Ian M. Kysel

Ian M. Kysel is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where he co-directs the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic, is a co-founder and director of the International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative and is a core faculty member in the Migration and Human Rights Program. He is also a Global Public Voices Fellow at the University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Kysel previously held appointments at the University of Oxford and Georgetown Law. Before joining Cornell’s faculty, he was a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California. He has also served as the Aryeh Neier Fellow at both the National ACLU and Human Rights Watch and practiced international arbitration and public international law at Shearman & Sterling, LLP. Kysel has published in several law and peer-reviewed academic journals, written or edited multiple human rights reports and his opinion articles have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post and The New Humanitarian. Kysel holds an LLM in Advocacy, with distinction, a JD, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown Law, where he was a Global Law Scholar. He holds a BA, with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Swarthmore College. You can follow him on Twitter at @ianmkysel.