Profile

  • C. Cora True-Frost
  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Education
    • Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
      B.A.
    • Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude
      J.D.
    • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
      M.P.A.
    • Harvard Law School
      LL.M.
C. Cora  True-Frost

Professor True-Frost teaches the required second year class Constitutional Law II and upper-level courses in international law, international human rights law, and regulatory law and policy. Her scholarship focuses on constitutional and international law issues regarding how new legal norms evolve, particularly within international organizations. Her scholarship is at the intersection of international relations theory, international organizations theory, and public international law. She has also taught classes in international and domestic criminal law.

Professor True-Frost was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, where she earned an LL.M., and Safra Foundation Fellow at Harvard University. Professor True-Frost earned a J.D./M.P.A. magna cum laude as one of two Law Fellows at SUCOL and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She was Lead Articles Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Through her research, she generated the funding necessary to establish the Women’s Justice Unit at the Judicial Systems Monitoring Programme in East Timor, which continues to serve women’s justice needs there today. She served as Legal Consultant to Fofana Defense Team at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and led the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at UN headquarters to advocate to the United Nations Security Council to integrate a gender perspective pursuant to its peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peacemaking mandate. She was also a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP and a summer associate at White & Case LLP. Prior to law school, she taught middle school in Baltimore and Harlem with the Teach for America program.

In 2017, she received Syracuse University’s L. Douglas Meredith Teaching Recognition Award. She has received numerous grants. She coaches the SUCOL Philip A. Jessup team, serves as the faculty advisor to the National Women’s Law Student Association and the Syracuse University Program on Refugee Assistance.

True-Frost is a co-editor and author of “The First Global Prosecutor: Promise and Constraints” with Professors Martha Minow and Alex Whiting.