Faculty Spotlight: Mikayle Scheffel

Meet Mikayle Scheffel

Degrees and Experience
  • J.D. (University of Denver Sturm College of Law)
  • B.A., History (Colorado Christian University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Mikayle Scheffel graduated with her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she was president of the Christian Legal Society and the Federalist Society. While at DU Law, she focused her studies on criminal law, employment law, and family law. During law school, her internships included working for the Honorable Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Honorable Chief Judge Jeffrey Pilkington of the 1st Judicial District, the Denver District Attorney's Office, and she also worked as a research assistant for Professor Nancy Leong.

While attending CCU, Scheffel competed in speech and debate, earning three national championships and numerous other awards. She was hired as the student coach and later as assistant director of Forensics. Scheffel has been passionate about speech and debate since her junior year of high school, and that passion led her to CCU, having one of the best programs in the nation. In addition, she also has a particular fondness for CCU Forensics, as she met her husband, Stephen, when he was one of her teammates.

Scheffel's passion for advocacy led her to earn her juris doctor, and she is now an associate attorney for TNS Associates as a general practice attorney. Mikayle is passionately pro-life and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Alternatives Pregnancy Center. In her free time, Mikayle enjoys skiing, reading, and taking evening walks with her husband.