Director, Indian Law Program
Professor of Law
B.M., magna cum laude, 1998, Ithaca College
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2001, University of Michigan Law School
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: professor of law, 2015-.
William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law, 2014-2015; associate professor of law, 2012-2014; assistant professor of law, 2009-2012.
University of Michigan Law School: visiting assistant professor of law, 2008-2009.
Wayne State University Law School: visiting assistant professor of law, 2007-2008.
Hamline University Law School: adjunct professor of law, 2004-2006.
Hogen Adams PLLC: of counsel, 2013-.
Jacobson, Buffalo, Magnuson, Anderson & Hogen: senior associate/of counsel, 2007-2012.
Faegre & Benson, LLP: associate, 2001-2006.
Admitted: Minnesota; U.S. Supreme Court; 5th Circuit, 8th Circuit, 9th Circuit, D.C. Circuit, Federal Circuit
Leadership and Service
Professor Colette Routel was appointed to a one-year team as an appellate judge for the White Earth Nation, 2015. She maintains an active pro bono practice in federal Indian law, wildlife law, wilderness law, and asylum law. In 2002 and 2004 she received the Sierra Club North Star Chapter Award for her pro bono work, and in 2005, she was nominated for the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s Outstanding Service Award.
Research and Scholarship
Professor Routel’s research interests include federal Indian law and natural resources law.