Corina Gerety manages long-term research projects for IAALS. Her work involves legal and empirical research, analysis, and writing, as well as research-related collaboration and presentation. She conducts research for all IAALS Initiatives on an as-needed basis.
Gerety came to IAALS in the Spring of 2009 from the public sector, having worked for a number of years in the Office of the Colorado Attorney General. As an Assistant Attorney General, she carried a heavy appellate caseload. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk for Justice Nathan Ben Coats on the Colorado Supreme Court. Gerety also had trial court clerkships in Colorado’s Second Judicial District (Denver), with the Honorable Paul A. Markson, Jr. and the Honorable Martin F. Egelhoff. In addition, she spent time in Colorado’s Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, assisting the Honorable William R. Lucero to resolve alleged attorney violations of the professional rules of conduct.
Gerety earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado (2003). There, she received the Dufford & Brown Legal Writing Competition Award for top honors in legal writing, as well as the William O. DeSouchet Award for best individual performance in trial advocacy. She participated in the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition and served as president of its board. She also worked for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network and in the law school’s Legal Aid and Defender Program.
Gerety earned her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound (1998), graduating with Honors in International Political Economy. She studied abroad in Stadtschlaining, Austria at the European University Center for Peace Studies and in Paris, France through the Institute of European Studies.