Judge, Fourth Judicial District, Minnesota
B.M., magna cum laude, 1998, Ithaca College
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2001, University of Michigan Law School
Judge, Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota, 2021–
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: professor of law, 2015–21.
William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law, 2014–15; associate professor of law, 2012–14; assistant professor of law, 2009–12.
University of Michigan Law School: visiting assistant professor of law, 2008–09.
Wayne State University Law School: visiting assistant professor of law, 2007–08.
Hamline University Law School: adjunct professor of law, 2004–06.
Hogen Adams PLLC: of counsel, 2013–.
Jacobson, Buffalo, Magnuson, Anderson & Hogen: senior associate/of counsel, 2007–12.
Faegre & Benson, LLP: associate, 2001–06.
Admitted: Minnesota; U.S. Supreme Court; 5th Circuit, 8th Circuit, 9th Circuit, D.C. Circuit, Federal Circuit
Leadership and Service
Judge Colette Routel has been an appellate judge for the White Earth Nation since 2015, and she became a pro tem judge for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community in 2021. She maintains an active pro bono practice in federal Indian law, wildlife law, and wilderness law. She is a special member of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association, and a member of the Minnesota Lavender Association.
Research and Scholarship
Judge Routel’s research interests as a professor included federal Indian law and natural resources law.