University of Denver

Projects

All too often, litigants are left out of conversations on improving the legal process. Our study asked self-represented litigants in family court about their experience with the legal process.
IAALS and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) have identified a model for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges.
Judges in the United States are selected through a variety of methods. We promote models that emphasize qualifications and limit political considerations.
The judicial nominating commission is the key to commission-based appointment, or “merit selection,” of state court judges.
We are at the forefront of efforts to improve and expand programs for evaluating the performance of state and federal judges.
IAALS and the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice partnered to study cost and delay in America’s civil justice system and propose solutions. The research and Principles from this project have inspired reform across our state and federal systems.
IAALS’ work in legal education began with a commitment to supporting curricular innovation and collaboration among legal educators.
IAALS has focused much of its time and effort over the last decade on ways to improve the effectiveness of discovery—with the ultimate goal of ensuring an accessible system for all.