Ian M. Kysel

Ian Matthew Kysel is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. He founded and directs the Transnational Disputes Clinic and is a core faculty member in the Migration and Human Rights Program. He is also a founder and director of the Migrant Rights Initiative and a founder of the Global Strategic Litigation Council for Refugee Rights, the Secretariat of which is jointly housed at Cornell and The New School. From 2019-2021 Kysel co-directed Cornell’s Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic. In addition, Kysel currently holds an appointment as a Non-Resident Fellow at The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School. He 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, The New Humanitarian and EJIL:Talk!. 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. He is also on LinkedIn.

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