University of Denver


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...

New and Familiar Faces to Lead IAALS Communications and Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers

Zachary Willis
IAALS is pleased to announce that it is welcoming a new Director of Communications and Marketing and a new Director of its national legal education initiative. Alli Gerkman took the helm as the first full-time director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers in May. She joined IAALS in 2011 and has served as its Director of...

Announcing the Second Annual Educational Summit for State Court Judges: Unlocking E-Discovery

Brittany Kauffman
This September, IAALS and the National Judicial College will host an educational summit exclusively tailored for state court judges on all facets of the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI)—from preservation to production to eventual use at trial. The Summit will feature nationally renowned speakers...

New Online Employment Rate Calculator Provides Transparent Alternative to Law School Rankings (Press Release)

Alli Gerkman
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers is pleased to announce Law Jobs: By the Numbers™, an interactive online tool that gives prospective law students the most transparent and complete law school employment rate information available. Law Jobs empowers prospective students to build, analyze, and compare rates among law schools...

New Publication Examines Proactive Case Management Processes in Family Law Cases

Melinda Taylor
IAALS has just released a research report entitled Family Law in Focus: A Retrospective Study of Colorado's Early Experiments with Proactive Case Processing . This report presents the results from an analysis of data from five pilot programs in four different Colorado courts that implemented proactive case management...

IAALS' New Guide Provides Tools for Federal Judges to Analyze Their Own Docket

Brittany Kauffman
IAALS’ new publication, A Roadmap for Review: Guide for Appraisal and Improvement of Caseflow Management in Civil Cases in U.S. District Courts , provides the tools for any interested federal judge to make a quick, initial assessment of the status of his or her civil case docket to measure how it compares to his or...