IAALS and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) have identified a model for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges that balances the need for fair and impartial courts with the need for public accountability and transparency.Learn More »
To help make sense of the latest research on the civil justice process, we have created a new report that synthesizes the relevant empirical research conducted by a variety of organizations and individuals from 2008 to 2013.Learn More »
Our 2013 Annual Report includes a detailed account of our accomplishments in the past year, a glimpse into our future projects, and stories from real people who share IAALS' passion for improving the American legal system.Learn More »
Our Law Jobs calculator gives prospective law students the most transparent and complete law school employment rate information available, and it has proven quite popular. With several new improvements in place, the tool is better than ever.Learn More »
IAALS, in conjunction with the ACTL, has released a new report, Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Excellent Judges Manage Cases, which documents the recommendations and key practices of nearly 30 state and federal trial court judges, who were identified as being outstanding and efficient case managers.Learn More »
In October, we had a room full of people abuzz with talk about the present state of legal education and its future. We asked them three questions about legal education and got some very interesting answers. Tell us how you would answer them here.Learn More »
The July 2014 edition of IAALS Report, our monthly newsletter, is now available. It’s a convenient way to keep you even more informed about issues affecting the American legal system and to keep you up-to-date on our four initiatives.Learn More »
IAALS—the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System—is a national, independent research center dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and advancing excellence in the American legal system. Our mission is to forge innovative and practical solutions to problems in our system in collaboration with the best minds in the country. We envision a legal system that is fair, accessible, reliable, efficient, and accountable, and therefore inspires trust.