Christopher Trudeau, JD

Christopher Trudeau is a Professor at Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He currently teaches Property, Torts, and all of the school’s legal research & writing courses. Professor Trudeau is a zealous advocate for plain language. He has focused much of his recent research on combating archaic, traditional language in law, health care, government, and business. In fact, Trudeau has published the only U.S. empirical study on the public’s preference for plain language – "The Public Speaks: An Empirical Study of Legal Communication" – in volume 14 of The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing (2012).

 

Moreover, Trudeau is one of the leading legal advocates on plain language in healthcare. He has recently spoken for the Institute of Medicine and the FDA on designing clear, user-friendly documents that patients can more easily understand. Additionally, Trudeau has presented numerous seminars and webinars for many healthcare organizations, such as United Health Group, Maximus, and the Institute for Healthcare Advancement.