Christina Stanton

Clinical Professor

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 105T
Phone: (303) 735-2117

Professor Christina Stanton (she/they) joins the Colorado Law faculty after most recently serving as the Director Operations at First Peoples Worldwide, an organization housed out of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Colorado. There, Professor Stanton led targeted international advocacy and research strategy on behalf of Indigenous partners in parallel with market-based corporate advocacy to better integrate Indigenous rights into routine business operations. Professor Stanton also developed and led the internship and externship program to develop young legal and business professionals in the field.

Previously, Professor Stanton worked as an attorney at Wagenlander & Heisterkamp, LLC, based in Denver, Colorado, where she exclusively focused on public housing with tribally-designated housing entities and local public housing authorities. Professor Stanton practiced in both tribal and state courts and was engaged in policy work, contracting, employment, construction, landlord-tenant, and federal Indian law. Professor Stanton has conducted research on treaty fishing rights, violence against Indigenous women, and the intersection of international mechanisms and Indigenous rights. They are passionate about ending the epidemic of violence against all women, particularly Indigenous and LGBTIA2S women. Professor Stanton has trauma-informed training that has influenced her own research, writing, and legal practice. They also provide pro bono representation to LGBT individuals, specifically trans folks navigating exclusionary federal and state systems and frameworks.

Professor Stanton received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University. She is licensed in Colorado and numerous tribal courts.


Spring 2024 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2024 American Indian Law II LAWS 7735-801
Fall 2023 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2023 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Fall 2022 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801
Spring 2022 American Indian Law II LAWS 7735-801
Spring 2021 American Indian Law Clinic LAWS 7309-801