University of Denver

Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis: Home on, and off, the Range

Senior Director

IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis, a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School (BA '73, JD '76), was recently profiled in the Stanford Lawyer. The article takes a look at her career, including her years on the bench and her decision to leave the bench to found IAALS.

Kourlis says of serving on the court, “I loved the deep thinking, research and writing, the mentoring of and intellectually challenging interactions with law clerks, and the collaborative decision making.”

But what she really loved was the opportunity to improve the justice system. “That’s when I realized,” she says, “that this is where I could add value.”