Reforming legal education through shared knowledge and experience, experimentation, ongoing measurement and facilitated implementation.
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (“ETL”), which launched on August 22, 2011, leverages the Carnegie Model and the work of law schools and professors committed to legal education reform to align legal education with the needs of an evolving profession by providing a supported platform for shared learning, experimentation, ongoing measurement and collective implementation.
Our effort focuses on integrating years of insights and knowledge, as well as sharing current educational models to achieve that purpose. By offering a structured and highly collaborative approach, ETL is creating a foundation for ongoing inquiry, exploration and measurement.
ETL is fully staffed and based here at IAALS. William Sullivan, lead author of the 2007 Carnegie Foundation report Educating Lawyers, is the Director of ETL. Rebecca Love Kourlis, former Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and Executive Director of IAALS, together with Martin J. Katz, Dean of the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law serve with William Sullivan on the ETL Executive Committee.
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