Professor Godsil is a co-founder and director of research for the Perception Institute, a national consortium of social scientists, law professors, and advocates focusing on the role of the mind sciences in law, policy, and institutional practices. She collaborates with social scientists on empirical research to identify the efficacy of interventions to address implicit bias and racial anxiety. She regularly provides trainings and lectures to a wide range of private and public institutions seeking to address the role of bias and anxiety associated with race, ethnicity, religion, and gender and provided trainings on implicit bias to state judges across the country on behalf of the National Association of State Judges.
During law school, Professor Godsil served as the Executive Article Editor of the Michigan Law Review, was awarded the Henry M. Bates Memorial Award, and elected to the Order of the Coif. After graduation, she clerked for John M. Walker of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Godsil was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She was an Associate Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, focusing on environmental justice, as well as an associate with Berle, Kass & Case and Arnold & Porter in New York City.
Some of her most recent work includes:
Multiple workshops 2017-2019:
New York City Department of Education - superintendent, principal, and teacher workshops - designed curriculum and conducted a “Train the Trainer” with DOE facilitators City Of Philadelphia as part of the Safety & Justice Challenge: conducted workshops for leadership from multiple stakeholders in criminal justice system - Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Probation & Parole Officers, Court Officers, Judges. Designed curriculum and conducted a “Train the Trainer” with stakeholder staff
District Attorneys Offices:
Mind Science CLE Presentation for District Attorney's Association of New York, Bronx DA's Office (multiple workshops), Brooklyn DA's Office, Staten Island DA's Office, Richmond County District Attorney's Office, Nassau County DA's Office, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Fourth Annual Symposium on Race and Ethnicity for Defense Lawyers The Innocence Project, Board Presentation New York City, State, and Federal Government Civil Rights Roundtable New Jersey, LEEP, Mind Science Workshop for staff on December 10, 2018 Federal Defenders of New York City, January 2019, Mind Science Workshop Mind Science presentation at the State Bar of Wisconsin - Family Law Section Annual Conference NY Attorney General's Office Eastern District US Attorney's Office Appellate Division Judges (First Department, NYS), New York State Judicial Institute Fordham Women's Leadership Institute
She joined Rutgers Law School in 2016, after working at Seton Hall University School of Law and has been recognized for her teaching by being nominated for Professor of the Year in 2011, 2002 and 2003. In 2003-2004, she was awarded the Researcher of the Year in Law by Seton Hall University. During fall of 2007, Professor Godsil was a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and she taught property at New York University Law School in spring 2009.