Cornell University

Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

456 ILR Research Building, 607-255-9298

Alumni Profile

Cara Shafran

Cara ShafranA 2006 graduate of Cornell's ILR School, Cara is now a rising 2L at the George Washington University Law School. While an undergraduate at ILR, she interned for two summers at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York, and now as a law student also is a clerk at Blank Rome LLP in Washington, D.C. in their employment, benefits, and labor department.

Her focus in law school is international labor and employment law, hoping that upon graduation she can use her experience from ILR to bear on the complex legal problems associated with establishing, staffing, and sustaining global operations by helping multinational employers analyze local employment and labor conditions in the face of changing corporate dynamics; working on expatriate employment contracts; developing global employment policies; advising on standards of global conduct; and moving employees across and between international borders.

During her term as an undergraduate at Cornell, Cara went beyond the ILR core curriculum, partaking in conflict resolution courses such as Collective Bargaining Simulation, Arbitration, and Negotiation. She participated with a team in the International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution, placing fifth in the world for arbitration tribunal in the competition of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation skills. Through her work with the Center for Conflict Resolution at Cornell, Cara honed the skills that will set her apart in her chosen legal path.

- Cara Shafran