Trina Tinglum

Legal Research & Writing Faculty

In Memoriam  


Professor Tinglum joined the faculty in 2012 as a Lecturer in the Legal Research & Writing Program. She received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and her Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Wisconsin " Milwaukee. Professor Tinglum brings many years of skills-teaching experience to the classroom, at both the law-school and undergraduate levels. She taught legal research and advanced legal research at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, as well as courses in legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at Hamline University. She served as a law librarian at the University of St. Thomas, where she also created customized research classes for an upper-level law course.

After receiving her law degree at UW, Professor Tinglum practiced law in Maine before returning to the Midwest to take a position at West Publishing Company. At West, she served in a number of capacities, including most recently, as Acquisitions Editor, providing editorial assistance to authors of legal publications. Professor Tinglum also created research tutorials for law students, assisted lawyers with online legal research, and trained West account managers. She was a recipient of West's Excellence in Law Librarianship Award and a co-recipient of the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Distinguished Service Award. She is a native of Madison.


  • Professor Trina Tinglum and Associate Dean Carrie Sperling spoke at the 18th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference in Milwaukee in July 2018 on "How to Use Learning Outcomes and Assessments to Foster Growth Mindsets in Your Legal Writing Course."

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