Nicole Friederichs

Practitioner in Residence

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Ms. Friederichs teaches the Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Clinic. Her previous experience includes representing tribes in federal appellate cases on issues of jurisdiction, and working on indigenous land rights cases in Belize, Kenya and the United States  before the international and regional human rights bodies. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Nicole was a Program Officer at World Education overseeing community development and education programs in Benin, Guinea and Mali. She is on the Board of Directors of Cultural Survival, Inc., an international indigenous peoples rights organization.


  • BA, Mount Holyoke College
  • Dipl., London School of Economics
  • JD, Suffolk University
  • LLM, University of Arizona



  • A Reason to Revisit Maine's Indian Claims Settlement Acts: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 35 AM. INDIAN L. REV. 497 (2011) 
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