Mrs. Nicole Faudree has worked at College of Canyons as a full-time professor since 2007. She has taught a variety of paralegal courses and is the faculty champion for the Pathway to Law School at College of the Canyons. Over the past fifteen years, she has contributed to the excellence of the college by serving on a variety of committees including Curriculum, Bookstore/Textbook, Sustainability, Parking, Committee on Assessment and Learning, Program Review, Professional Development, Program Viability, Enrollment Management, College Planning Team, Academic Senate’s Policy Committee, College Policy Committee, Accreditation co-chair for two Standards, and the Coffee on the Side committees. In addition, Mrs. Faudree served many roles in the faculty association including Lead Negotiator, Grievance Officer, Secretary, Vice President, and President.
She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors’ degree in Social Science Education in 1994. She attended law school at Pepperdine University where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. In 2001, the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal published her article Mediation of Proposition 187: A Creative Solution to an Old Problem? Or Quiet Death of Initiatives?.
From 1997 to 2007, Mrs. Faudree practiced as a civil litigator and was admitted to practice in both California and United States trial courts. Her practice area included complex environmental litigation, personal injury and premises liability, and class action professional liability.
Mrs. Faudree became involved with the Approval Commission when asked to serve on a site team and thoroughly enjoyed learning about other paralegal programs and meeting her paralegal education colleagues. Mrs. Faudree has been a champion of paralegal education since she started practice and learned the vital role paralegals play in the success of cases. While working as an attorney, she taught part-time at the ABA approved program at California State University Los Angeles. Over the past twenty-five years of working in higher education, she is most proud of mentoring the thousands of students she taught at CSULA and College of the Canyons.