Jenna Ellis


Dr. Ellis is an assistant professor of Legal Studies and Communication at Colorado Christian University. As a practicing attorney in criminal law and specializing in American constitutional law, Dr. Ellis has extensive experience in litigation in both trial and appellate levels. Prior to joining CCU’s faculty, she has served as a deputy district attorney, private counsel, and counsel for the U.S. Department of State and Department of the Navy. She brings knowledge and experience of the judicial system and constitutional law on both the state and federal levels. Dr. Ellis directs CCU’s Legal Studies Program and also serves as CCU’s undergraduate Moot Court Team coach.

Dr. Ellis also contributes to the Centennial Institute as a Fellow in Constitutional Law and Public Policy. She holds a B.A. in technical journalism and has a background in media and communication. She hosts “Attorney-Client Privilege with Jenna Ellis” on KLZ 560 AM Denver and is a frequent contributor to national publications, including National Review, The Hill, RedAlert Politics, and appears on radio and television media as a legal analyst. In 2015, she published “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution,” and is an international speaker on legal issues. Dr. Ellis also is regularly called upon for expert testimony in legislative matters on behalf of Centennial Institute and the university.