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Announcements

Expansive Resource Database Launched to Help Law Schools and Professors Better Prepare Students to Be Lawyers

Robert P. Thompson
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers announces a newly expanded and integrated collection of online legal education resources. These innovative teaching tools give law schools and professors the means to reevaluate classes and curriculum from the ground up, and are designed to help law schools ensure that their students are...

IAALS to Host Forum and Engage Dialogue on Proposed Federal Rules Amendments

Brittany Kauffman
Recently, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee held the first of three hearings on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In an effort to provide input and offer comments with a fresh perspective, IAALS is hosting A Forum for Understanding and Comment on the Proposed Federal Rules Amendments in...

Evaluating Our Appellate Judges: Reviewing Performance and Informing Voters

Zachary Willis
Appellate judges in 38 states stand for election. But how much do we know about them? Are they fair? Do they write opinions that parties can understand? Are they doing a good job? With only a fraction of states providing such information about appellate judges, very few voters have what they need to make an informed...

A Roadmap for Changing Court Procedures to Improve the Civil Justice System

Corina D. Gerety
Over the past few years, IAALS has been tracking the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project, along with numerous other rules projects across the country. These efforts are aimed at providing greater access to civil justice and at better achieving the goals of a just, speedy, and inexpensive civil justice system. This new...

Justice O'Connor Engages with IAALS Leaders, Students, and the Community During Recent Denver Visit

Rebecca Love Kourlis
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spent a few days last week with us here at IAALS, where we held a meeting of the O'Connor Advisory Committee to the Quality Judges Initiative . Justice O'Connor also engaged in a "fireside chat" under the rubric of the John Paul Stevens Lecture about her life and career. Former Arizona...

Conference Gives Legal Profession a Voice in the Future of Legal Education

Robert P. Thompson
Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers announces its second annual conference, which will focus on connecting the profession and the academy to ensure that law graduates are prepared to begin a career of service to clients, service to the legal system, and service to society. Conference participants will focus on how to design...

An Uncommon Dialogue: What Do We Want in Our Judges and How Do We Get There

Rebecca Love Kourlis
Part of what we do at IAALS is to convene people who have different viewpoints around a particular topic—in hopes that areas of consensus will emerge from the dialogue. We convened one such group last spring, comprised of ideologically and experientially diverse participants, on the subject of judicial selection and...