Gail Cornwall

Gail Cornwall
Title: Freelance writer
Education: University of California, Berkeley (BA), New York University School of Law (JD)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Expertise: Education, parenting, and psychology

Gail Cornwall writes about education, parenting, and all manner of things impacting current and former children. Her qualifications are cobbled together from a series of past lives, including stay-at-home mother (of three), higher ed lawyer (at the firm formerly known as Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge), English teacher (Crossland High School), federal law clerk (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit), intern (Stanford’s Youth & Education Law Project), teacher’s assistant (NYU School of Law), and history major (University of California, Berkeley).

Born in St. Louis and raised in the Bay Area, she’s a serial monogamist of urbanity who resided in Berkeley, New York, D.C., Boston, and Seattle before committing to San Francisco, which helps explain why three states were forced to admit her to practice law.


Gail’s work has been published online by The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Salon, and U.S. News & World Report, among others—as well as in print by Parents, Good Housekeeping, and several newspapers.

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