Janieen Tarrance

Adjunct Professor


Janieen R. Tarrance is the assistant appellate defender at the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Springfield, Illinois. She represents indigent persons on appeal in criminal and delinquent minor proceedings and supervises other attorneys in the preparation of appellate briefs. Previously, she was a legal consultant for Internet Security Blanket Corporation and an enforcement attorney for the Georgia Commissioner of Insurance. She has taught at the University of Illinois College of Law before as a legal clinic consultant and at Georgia State University Law School as a lecturer and a summer skills director.

Tarrance is admitted to the Illinois and Georgia state bars. She obtained a BA from Wesleyan College, JD from Emory University School of Law, and a Certification of Business Management from Wesleyan College.


JD Emory University
BA Wesleyan College


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