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    Danielle Jefferis

    Danielle Jefferis

    Novo Legal Of Counsel
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    Novo Legal Of Counsel

    Danielle Jefferis, a highly regarded scholar and legal practitioner, serves as Of Counsel at Novo Legal Group. Her research focuses on theories of punishment and the law and policy governing prison and detention, with an emphasis on the for-profit prison industry and immigration-related confinement. She takes both critical and comparative approaches to her work, examining carceral systems, practices, and theories around the world. Danielle has presented her research at various prestigious institutions and provided expert commentary on prison and detention issues for national and international media outlets. Her scholarship is informed by her unique teaching and practice experience at the intersection of constitutional law, prisoners' rights, immigration law, and federal courts.

    As a former Nadine Strossen Fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project in New York, Danielle worked on post-9/11 racial and religious discrimination and the intersection of national security and criminal justice. She also served as an associate attorney at Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, focusing on law enforcement misconduct, employment discrimination, and prisoners' rights.

    At Novo Legal, Danielle leads initiatives involving state and federal detainees, ensuring they receive proper access to medical care and advocating for their rights. She is also a Professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law, with prior teaching positions at California Western School of Law in San Diego and the University of Denver College of Law.

    With her extensive background, professional accomplishments, and commitment to justice, Danielle Jefferis is an invaluable asset to Novo Legal Group and its clients as she continues to champion civil rights and advocate for those in need.

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