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Professor Cora True-Frost L’01 Named Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor

Posted on Wednesday 5/27/2020
Cora True-Frost

Associate Professor of Law Cora True-Frost L’01 has been named the Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor for the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. The professorship recognizes a faculty member who exhibits distinction in the areas of teaching and scholarship.

An interdisciplinary scholar of international humanitarian and human rights law, True-Frost’s research focuses on the development of international norms, with a particular focus on the role of international organizations and the United Nations Security Council. In addition to teaching International Law, Constitutional Law, Regulatory Law and Policy, International and European Human Rights Law, and a Seminar on International Human Rights at Syracuse University College of Law, True-Frost is the Faculty Director of The Journal of Global Rights and Organizations and Impunity Watch News.

True-Frost’s scholarship draws on her experience defending individuals accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes—including at the Special Court for Sierra Leone—as well as leading the Nongovernmental Organization Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security at United Nations headquarters. She is a co-editor and author of The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints (University of Michigan Press, 2015) with Harvard Law professors Martha Minow and Alex Whiting. Her writing addresses International Criminal Court prosecution, terrorism and human rights law, and international and domestic equality law.

“Professor True-Frost has conducted wide-ranging, important scholarship across the critical fields of international law, human rights, and disability law. She is also an exemplary teacher and mentor inside and outside the classroom,” says Dean Craig M. Boise. “We thank Bond, Schoeneck & King for their support of our faculty and for recognizing the impact Professor True-Frost’s scholarship is having on communities local, national, and global, as well as on our students looking to practice international law.” 

“Bond is exceptionally pleased with the choice of Cora True-Frost as the Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor,” says Kevin Bernstein, Chair of the Management Committee at Bond. “Her professional career is exemplary, and the world of experience she brings to her teaching improves the caliber of our future lawyers.” 

In 2017, True-Frost received Syracuse University’s L. Douglas Meredith Teaching Recognition Award and, in 2018, the graduating LL.M. class awarded her the Lex Lucet Mundum award for her significant impact on master’s degree students. True-Frost is also an advisor to the College of Law’s Philip A. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team, and she serves as Faculty Advisor to the National Women’s Law Student Association and the Syracuse University Program on Refugee Assistance. In 2015, she was appointed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be a member of the state Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

As Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor, True-Frost succeeds Professor Deborah Kenn, Associate Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education and Director of the Office of Clinical Legal Education.

About Bond, Schoeneck & King

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