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Nicole Godfrey

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Visiting Assistant Professor
Denver, CO
Nicole B. Godfrey is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (DU Law). At DU Law, Nicole teaches in the Civil Rights Clinic (CRC), an in-house clinic where students represent clients on prisoners'€™ rights and police misconduct cases in federal court. From 2015-2018, Nicole served as the Clinical Teaching Fellow in the CRC, earning an LL.M. in clinical legal education in May 2018 and publishing Holding Federal Prison Officials Accountable: The Case for Recognizing a Damages Remedy for Federal Prisoners'€™ Free Exercise Claims in the Nebraska Law Review. Nicole received her M.A. in International Human Rights from the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, her J.D. from Denver Law, and her B.A. in International Relations from Boston University. After law school, Nicole worked as a staff attorney for Prisoners'€™ Legal Services of New York before returning to Colorado to co-found the Colorado Prison Law Project, an organization dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of prisoners confined in Colorado. Prior to her employment at DU Law, Nicole worked as an associate attorney at the Denver civil rights firm of Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP (KLN). Her practice at KLN focused on law enforcement misconduct, employment discrimination, and prisoners'€™ rights.