Truden, Colleen

Colleen Truden

Director, Field Placement
Lecturer in Law
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Professor Colleen Truden is the Director of the Externship Program and a Lecturer in Law. Her legal career spans more than 25 years during which time she had a robust civil litigation practice, clerked for federal and state court judges, served as a municipal court judge, worked as staff counsel for a state agency, and as the district attorney for her jurisdiction. She continues to participate in several bar associations and community non-profit organizations. She brings her diverse experiences to help students identify the best real-life placement experiences and guide them in their professional development.


BA, Taylor University
JD, Valparaiso University School of Law
LLM, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

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