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Nancy Leong

Nancy Leong

Practice areas:

Constitutional, Criminal Defense

About Me

I’m a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  I teach and write about constitutional rights and remedies, criminal procedure, discrimination, judicial behavior, law and culture, and markets.


Before I joined the University of Denver faculty, I was an Assistant Professor at the William & Mary School of Law, an Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law American University in Washington D.C., and a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center.  I also practiced First Amendment law with Americans United for Separation of Church and State and clerked for Judge Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  I attended Northwestern University and Stanford Law School.


In fall 2013 I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Law.

You can learn more about me on my official faculty page, download my research on SSRN, follow me on Twitter, or connect with me on LinkedIn.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Constitutional: 70%
    2 years, 10 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    2 years, 7 cases



Pro Bono (100%)

Payment Types:

Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Danae Dawn Woody

    Nancy is an incredibly intelligent attorney who connects well with her students. It is clear that she is passionate about the law and her work. I endorse this attorney.


    Danae Woody Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law

2255 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO, 80208



DCActive 200805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2011 - Present
Assistant ProfessorWilliam & Mary School of Law2010 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Law and Society AssociationMember2010 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
American University Law ReviewJudicial Erasure of Mixed-Race Discrimination2010
Pepperdine Law ReviewThe Saucier Qualified Immunity Experiment: An Empirical Analysis2009
Journal of Legal EducationA Noteworthy Absence2009
Asian Pacific American Law ReviewMultiracial Identity and Affirmative Action2007
Georgetown Journal of Legal EthicsAttorney-Client Privilege in the Public Sector: A Survey of Government Attorneys2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Northwestern UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2010 Law and Society Annual MeetingLaw and the Invention of Race2010
Critical Race Theory 20 ConferenceJudicial Erasure of Mixed-Race Discrimination2009
Conceptualizing Substantive Justice ConferenceJudicial Erasure of Mixed-Race Discrimination2009