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Julie Helling

Julie Helling

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Law, Diversity and Justice
Office: FA 311


Julie Helling has taught Law, Diversity, and Justice at Fairhaven College since 2000. She was previously the director of the Law and Diversity Program and now runs the Whatcom Civil Rights Project (WCRP) and a new Domestic Violence Court Watch Program. Her work establishing the WCRP was recognized by the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force with its Human Rights Award in 2003. Julie trains students to conduct intake interviews for WCRP and the students prepare a concise summary of relevant facts that identifies possible legal claims for LAW Advocates attorneys on the Attorney Case Assessment Panel.

Julie is also an avid fiction writer in multiple genres including fantasy and science fiction.


Interest Areas

Criminal Law, Domestic Violence Prosecution, Comics, Peace Corps.