Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice
Legal Externship Program
Colleen Scarola is a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Legal Externship Program. She is the founder of Scarola Law, LLC which specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administration and business law and has more than a decade of legal experience representing individuals and businesses. Estate planning and probate and trust administration allows her to draw upon her prior legal experience and long-time commitment to helping and educating others. Throughout her tenure as a practicing attorney, she has also held visiting assistant professor, adjunct faculty, and guest lecturer roles at various law schools, including the Sturm College of Law.
At Denver Law, Colleen has mentored and trained students first as a Career Consultant and then as externship faculty (visiting and adjunct). While these were distinct roles, she established strong relationships with students, helping them reflect on their values and career goals, strengthen their professional identities, navigate their placements, determine appropriate externships to advance their professional goals, and educated them on fundamental practice skills and knowledge.
She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), the Douglas County Bar Association, as well as the Solo and Small Firm, and Trust & Estates sections of the CBA. In addition, she is an active Denver Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (“Denver MAMA”), an organization devoted to furthering the interests of mother attorneys in the Denver Metro area as well as a member of Colorado Women Owned Law Firms (“W.O.L.F.”).
Colleen grew up in Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Colorado in 2013. She is a 2006 graduate of The John Marshall Law School (now UIC John Marshall Law School) in Chicago.
JD, The John Marshall Law School 2006
BA, Illinois State University 2003, magna cum laude