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2023 Christopher N. Lasch Clinical Teaching Fellows

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Sturm College of Law

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The Sturm College of Law welcomes two new Lasch Clinical Teaching Fellows this fall, who join current Fellows Trent Cromartie and Colleen Cullen.

Denver Law’s Student Law Office has been hosting clinical teaching fellows since 2007, and our Clinical Teaching LLM program was established in 2015. After the death of our friend and colleague Professor Chris Lasch in 2021, the program was renamed the Christopher N. Lasch Clinical Teaching Fellowship in his honor. This three-year program is designed to provide our Fellows with excellent training as clinical law professors as well as substantial and engaged support in developing legal scholarship and a scholarly agenda.

Asha Brundage-Moore, Lasch Teaching Fellow with the Environmental Law Clinic
Prior to joining the faculty at Denver Law, Asha Brundage-Moore worked as a litigation fellow at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. At ALDF, she worked on matters relating to factory farms, wildlife protections, and puppy trafficking, after having clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Asha earned her BA in Human Biology with a concentration in food policy from Stanford University. She earned her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar and served as editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law Journal.
Miriam Kerler, Lasch Teaching Fellow with the Civil Rights Clinic
Miriam Kerler joins the faculty at Sturm College of Law after working as an associate at Colorado Law Team, where she represented clients in special education, disability discrimination, employment discrimination, Title IX, and juvenile defense matters. In 2023, Miriam was awarded the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Access to Justice Award for her advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities in cases brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Miriam returns to the Civil Rights Clinic (CRC) after participating in the CRC as a student attorney from 2019-2021. In 2021, she received the CRC’s Outstanding Advanced Student Award and earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Since 2007, our former fellows have made an impact across the world in legal education as well as in the public and private sectors. Follow their journeys from clinical fellowships to current roles below.

  • Eric Franklin Amarante (Community Economic Development Clinic):
    Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Jenipher Jones Bonino (Civil Rights Clinic):
    Partner and Director of Litigation, Strategy and Advocacy at O'Connor, Jones, LLC
  • Christina Brown-Haugen (Criminal Defense Clinic):
    Deputy District Attorney, Denver DA Restorative Justice and Diversion
  • Meredith Esser (Civil Rights Clinic):
    Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Casey Faucon (Community Economic Development Clinic):
    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Lauren Fontana (Civil Rights Clinic):
    Director of Office of Disability, Access and Inclusion, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Brittany Glidden (Civil Rights Clinic, Civil Litigation Clinic):
    Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Faculty Co-Director of Public Interest and the Social Justice Center, UC Law San Francisco
  • Nicole Godfrey (Civil Rights Clinic):
    Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Housing Justice Clinic, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Sara Hildebrand (Criminal Defense Clinic):
    Assistant Professor, Widener University Delaware Law School
  • Danielle Jefferis (Civil Rights Clinic):
    Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Jesse Loper (Community Economic Development Clinic):
    Director of Foreclosure Defense, Community Economic Defense Project
  • Kevin Lynch (Environmental Law Clinic):
    Associate Professor & Clinical Director, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Sarah Matsumoto (Environmental Law Clinic):
    Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Environmental Law Clinic, University of Colorado Law School
  • Rachel Moran (Criminal Defense Clinic):
    Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Karen Powell (Community Economic Development Clinic):
    Senior Lecturer of Tax and Clinical Legal Education, Deakin University School of Law
  • Aurora Randolph (Civil Rights Clinic):
    Partner, ALR Civil Rights
  • Cathay Smith (Community Economic Development Clinic):
    Professor of Law, University of Montana Law School 
  • Tania Valdez (Immigration Law & Policy Clinic):
    Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School
  • Amy Volz (Environmental Law Clinic):
    Associate, Simpson Thacher (London office)
  • Jennifer Wadhwa (Civil Litigation Clinic):
    Partner, 3i Law
  • Kate Wallat (Civil Litigation Clinic):
    Senior Attorney, Colorado Center for Law and Policy
  • Jack Wroldson (Community Economic Development Clinic):
    Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo