Julie Nice

Former Professor

Professor 1991 - 2009

Julie Nice joined the University of Denver Sturm College of Law faculty in 1991. Her scholarly interests relate to constitutional law, including investigating the interaction between liberty and equality and examining the relationship between social movements and the development of constitutional rights. Nice focused her research on types of discrimination still defended, especially that based on poverty and sexuality. She is lead author of poverty law: Theory and practice (West), which is widely adopted at law schools across the country. Nice has received eight awards for teaching, including the University’s William T. Driscoll Master Educator of the Year Award in 1999. Nice also received the Outstanding Advocate Awards for 2003-04 and the Hughes/Ruud Research Professorship for 1998-99. She has taught as a visiting professor at University of Michigan Law School and University of Connecticut School of Law. Nice began her teaching career as a clinical teaching fellow at Northwestern University. Before that, she was a public interest lawyer at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, where she represented impoverished clients in federal and state litigation