Lecturer in Law
Director, Externship Program
B.A., Taylor University
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law
L.L.M., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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.