Friday, September 15, 2006
This week the CrimProf Blog spotlights Nancy Ehrenreich of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Nancy Ehrenreich is a Midwesterner by birth, but has spent many years on the East Coast and in Colorado. She attended Mount Holyoke College before completing her undergraduate work at Yale, and later lived in Charlottesville, Va. for 13 years. After law school, she spent more than two years living in a small village in Togo, West Africa. She speaks Kabiye, the local language of that area, as well as fluent Spanish and rusty French.
Ehrenreich is a member of the national board of governors of the Society of American Law Teachers, which is the country's largest membership organization for law professors, and a leading voice in the legal academy for defending academic freedom and promoting social justice. She is also on the board of directors (and also co-chair-elect) of LatCrit Inc., a national organization dedicated to the development of critical scholarship and pedagogy, and a member of the National Lawyers Guild.
Ehrenreich joined the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1989. She was tenured in 1995 and promoted to full professor in 2002. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, riding her horse and spending time with her daughter, dogs and cat. [Mark Godsey]