Nancy Reichman


What I do

I am a professor of sociology and criminology and I study gender, law and society.


law and society; policy analysis; gender

Professional Biography

Nancy Reichman is Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at the University of Denver. She recently edited the socio-legal journal, Law & Policy. Reichman's research has focused on the barriers and opportunities for women's equity and advancement, particularly in the legal profession, the regulation of performance in business and sport, and global environmental regulations. Her most current project examines how workplace policy and practice is refracted through a kaleidoscope of institutions (criminal justice, housing, transportation, education, and financial lending institutions) to create persistent challenges for low wage workers and the ongoing conditions of living poorly for too many working women. She is serving as Director of Research at the Colorado Women's College and is a mayoral appointee to the Denver Women's Commission. Reichman received her PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her MPA from New York University, and her BA from New College in Sarasota, Florida.


  • Ph.D., Department of Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • MPA, Graduate School of Public Administration, New York University, 1978
  • BA, Sarasota, Florida, New College, 1975

Professional Affiliations

  • Law and Society Association

Media Sources

Key Projects

  • From 1L to 401(K): A Multi-method Examination of 30 Years Since Law School

Featured Publications

Ruan Rogers, N., & Reichman, N. (2014). Hours Equity is the New Pay Equity. Villanova Law Review.
Sefiha, O., & Reichman, N. (2017). Social Media and the Doping of Sport Surveillance. Sociology Compass.
Reichman, N., & Sterling, J. S. (2013). Parenthood Status and Compensation in Law Practice. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.
Reichman, N., & Canan, P. (2002). Ozone Connections: Expert Networks in Global Environmental Governance. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing.