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Master of Science in Legal Administration MSLA
Lawyering Process Professor
B.A., 1982, University of Oregon
J.D., Drake University
Tanya began teaching in DU’s Lawyering Process Program in 2002. Prior to coming to DU, she taught in the Drake University Law School Legal Research and Writing Program for eight years. Prior to serving as the Associate Director of the law school’s Center for Legislative Practice, Tanya was the Assistant Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. She also taught Elements of Law and Introduction to Law. Tanya recently completed an article discussing Legislative Process as a necessary component of the law school curriculum. In recognizing the significant number of lawyers in legislative practice, the article emphasizes the unique position of law schools to positively impact the political process. By educating students in such important areas as drafting, negotiations, and ethics, graduates are more effective in a variety of legislative positions. Prior to teaching, Tanya clerked for the Chief Judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals and served as a contract attorney, writing trial and appellate briefs. Tanya served as the lone attorney on the Department of Public Health’s Scientific Advisory Council and was an active member of Women in Public Policy, an organization founded to promote women’s involvement in the political process. Currently, Tanya serves as an advisor to one of Colorado’s US Senate campaigns. Tanya, her husband, Will, and their children are avid hikers and campers.