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Blog Posts by Alli Gerkman

Law School Applications Falling While One School Finds Success with Third-Year Program

Alli Gerkman
Once again, law schools have found themselves the subject of a New York Times front-page article about the sharp decline in law school applications. According to the article, law schools are responding by cutting faculty, taking a closer look at affordability, and adding clinics and in-the-field training. But perhaps...

See You in 2013!

Alli Gerkman
It's hard to believe it's been less than three months since we officially launched IAALS Online. We hope you've been enjoying it as much as we have. We'll be taking a short break for the holidays—IAALS and the University of Denver are closed from December 25 through January 1—but we look forward to logging on January...

New Report Is a Manual for Implementing Short, Summary, and Expedited Civil Action Programs

Alli Gerkman
Recognizing that there is widespread concern that the civil justice system is too complex, costs too much, and takes too long, a new report provides recommendations for designing short, summary, and expedited (“SSE”) programs and calls for implementation of such programs on a national scale. The report, A Return to...

Press Release: ‘Know Your Judge’ Website a Tool for Colorado Voters in Judicial Races

Alli Gerkman
This November, in addition to executive and legislative candidates, Colorado voters will be deciding whether or not to retain Colorado judges. Under Colorado’s system for selecting and retaining judges, all judges who will appear on the ballot must undergo a performance evaluation, the results of which are provided to...

Press Release: Judicial Performance Evaluation Results Released as Voter Tool in Judicial Races (Updated)

Alli Gerkman
This fall, judges are running in contestable elections in 32 states and standing in yes/no retention elections in 17 states. Judicial elections are typically low-information contests, where voters may cast their ballots based on party affiliation, name recognition, or ballot position rather than on qualifications and...

New Perspective on Familiar Recommendations for Addressing Costs and Delays in Civil Litigation

Alli Gerkman
IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, announces the release of Another Voice: Financial Experts on Reducing Client Costs in Civil Litigation , a new report prepared in collaboration with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that...