University of Denver

Logan Cornett

Director of Research

Logan Cornett serves as IAALS’ Director of Research. In this role, she works closely with IAALS leadership in developing research questions for investigation, designing and conducting studies to answer identified research questions, manipulating and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data sets, and producing formal reports detailing findings and results. She has published empirical research on a variety of law-related topics, including evaluations of the out-of-court divorce model developed at IAALS, experiences of those who represent themselves in family cases, legal education, and pilot projects implementing proposed procedural rules changes, among others.

Cornett came to IAALS in August 2011 after having worked in Outcomes Management at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Prior to that, Cornett worked as an Instructor of Research Methods in Psychology at Oregon State University. In addition, she served as Lab Manager for the Attention and Performance Cognitive Psychology Lab, also at Oregon State, where she helped develop and conduct experiments on attention and reading using electroencephalography (EEG) techniques.

Cornett received her BS in Psychology from Oregon State University. While at Oregon State, she received the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity (URISC) Award for 2006, which provided funding for her to complete a research project of her own design. Additionally, she was the recipient of the Junior Scholar Award for the Spring of 2006 and the Outstanding Seniors Award for the 2006–2007 academic year. Cornett graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State in 2007. Cornett has also completed graduate-level coursework in law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and a Master's in Research Methods and Statistics is in progress at the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education.

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies
  • Member, American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Law and Society Association, May 2020, "Access to Justice and the Legal Profession"
  • Speaker, Law + Design = Summit: Human-Centered Design for the Legal System, Stanford, September 2017: "Designing Before and Beyond Disputes"
  • Presenter, World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, June 2017: "Out-of-Court and In Collaboration: Evaluating an Interdisciplinary Model for Separation and Divorce in a University Campus Setting"
  • Speaker, Psychonomic Society 2007 Annual Meeting: "Electrophysiological evidence that semantic visual word processing requires spatial attention"
  • Speaker, Psychonomic Society 2007 Annual Meeting: "Even attentional capture by singletons is contingent on top-down control settings"
  • Speaker, Psychonomic Society 2006 Annual Meeting: "Assessing automatic word recognition using event-related potentials"

External Publications

  • Coauthor, "ABOTA Member Survey on Trust and Confidence in the Civil Justice System," Voir Dire, Fall-Winter 2019, 12-15 (link).
  • Coauthor, "Evaluation of the University of Denver’s Center for Separating and Divorcing Families: The First Out-of-Court Divorce Option," Family Court Review, 55(3), 375-389 (2017) (link).
  • Coauthor, "Attentional capture by singletons is contingent on top-down control settings: Evidence from electrophysiological measures," Visual Cognition, 18, 682-727 (2010) (link).
  • Coauthor, "On the non-automaticity of visual word processing: Electrophysiological evidence that word processing requires central attention," Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 751-773 (2008) (link).


  • MA, Research Methods and Statistics, University of Denver Morgridge College of Education (in progress)
  • Coursework, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • BS, Psychology, Oregon State University, summa cum laude