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Lorenzo Trujillo

Assistant Dean of Students & Professional Programs

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Denver, Colorado

Hobbies, Sports, or Extracurricular Passions

Traditional Southwest Music of Colorado and New Mexico of the 1800s (violin, guitar and singing)

Favorite Book

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Favorite Movie


What were you doing before you came to the University of Colorado Law School?

I was in-house counsel in Adams County School District 14 and Alternative High School Principal

What is one interesting, fun, or offbeat thing you have done in your lifetime?

I climbed Wainapichu Mountain in Peru

What do you consider to be one of your biggest accomplishments?

The successful upbringing of my children.

About Boulder

What do you like most about Boulder?

The environment.

What do you like least about Boulder?


Favorite Place To Eat Out in Boulder

Dushambe Teahouse

About CU Law School

Why did you decide to become a professor?

I enjoy the interaction with students and faculty. It is a thinking environment that is truly alive with questioning and thought about the past, present, and future.

What do you like most about teaching at CU?

The students, because they are so bright and challenging.

What area of law are you most interested in and why?

Juvenile and education as a subset of family law. I have been an educator for more than 20 years. In education, a person is building the future for others and for the quality of my own life. There is so much to experience and know and the vortex leads to an endless stream of possibilities. It is never boring.

Are you involved with any student organizations?

I am involved in all of the student organizations as the Assistant Dean of Students. Students benefit from being involved because it gives them an opportunity to establish meaningful relationships in areas of the law that are of personal interest. Also, these organizations allow students to establish life-long meaningful contacts in their area of legal interest with members of the bar and judiciary.

What piece of advice would you give a student about surviving being a 1L?

Be open to personal and academic growth and most importantly, have fun.

What piece of advice would you give a student about getting the most out of law school?

Get involved and participate in class, organizations and school life.

What piece of advice would you give a 1L or 2L as they choose their 2L and 3L courses?

1. Know what you want.
2. Seek the advice of experts.
3. Develop a plan.
4. Implement the plan.
5. Review and renew the plan

About Choosing A Law School

What are the top three reasons that you think a prospective student should choose CU Law?

1. Quality of legal education
2. Small size of the school that allows for the development of relationships with the faculty and other students.
3. The ability to distinguish oneself in an environment that is challenging and rewarding.

What piece of advice would you give a prospective student about choosing a law school?

Select a school that meets your individual interests and needs in curriculum, faculty, size and quality.

About the Law School Curriculum

Could you describe each of the main classes that you teach, and give your explanation of what those classes are about?

Externships: The externships provide students with an opportunity to experience the law from a practical experiential base. Students get to work with practicing attorneys, judges, and professors to get first-hand knowledge of the working world of law.

Legal Drafting in Spanish for Family Law: This is a hands-on class where students study the statutes in preparation for working with Spanish-speaking clients who do not have access to the legal system without the assistance of bilingual attorneys. Students translate documents and statutes and role-play interviews and proceedings involving family issues.


Is there anything else you would like to add?

CU Law is a great place to gain the knowledge and experience to be successful in life and law. Always be positive and drink from the half full cup.