Corina Gerety was Director of Research at IAALS, overseeing long-term research and evaluation projects across all IAALS initiatives. In collaboration with Initiative directors, she spearheaded the design, execution, and presentation of original research to provide answers to pressing questions about the legal system. Gerety worked at IAALS from 2009-2016.
Beyond her research responsibilities, Gerety serves in a consultative capacity to groups and committees working to improve the legal system, including the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice and the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Initiative Committee. She has also provided expertise to several states interested in instituting their own research or evaluation projects.
Prior to coming to IAALS, Gerety acquired a range of legal experience, which informs her current work. Most recently, she was an Assistant Attorney General in Colorado for several years. She also served as a law clerk for Justice Nathan Ben Coats on the Colorado Supreme Court, and for the Honorable Paul A. Markson, Jr., and the Honorable Martin F. Egelhoff in Colorado’s Second Judicial District (general jurisdiction trial court). In addition, she spent six months in Colorado’s Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, assisting the Honorable William R. Lucero to resolve alleged attorney violations of the professional rules of conduct.
Gerety earned her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound (1998), graduating with Honors in International Political Economy, and her J.D. from the University of Colorado (2003). While at the University of Colorado, she received the Dufford & Brown legal writing competition award and the William O. DeSouchet trial advocacy award. She was a Jonathan Boyd Chase Human Rights Fellow, and served as board president for the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition. Since her arrival at the University of Denver, Gerety has studied empirical research methods and completed a graduate certificate in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School.