Christina Lynn Brown-Haugen

(303) 871-6726
Clinical Fellow
Law School Clinical Program
Criminal Defense Clinic

Christina Brown-Haugen is the Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Criminal Defense Clinic.  Christina graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2012 with specializations in public interest law and policy and critical race studies.  Following law school, Christina was a Legal Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama where she represented people sentenced to death in appellate proceedings, assisted in developing legal strategy to end life without parole for juveniles, and worked on issues related to the legacy of racial bias and the treatment of people in Alabama prisons.  After her time at EJI, Christina worked at the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office from 2014-2018 representing indigent juveniles and adults charged with delinquency and criminal offenses. 

Prior to law school, Christina obtained an Ed.M. from the Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in a program focused on prevention and intervention programming for at-risk youth and spent her early career working in prevention and intervention wilderness programs.  Christina obtained a B.A. in advertising from Southern Methodist University in 2000.


Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
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