University of Denver


Remembering Penny Pether: A Champion for Change in Legal Education and Our Judiciary

Rebecca Love Kourlis
IAALS is very sad to note the passing of Professor Penelope Pether, of Villanova Law School. One of Penny’s areas of scholarship was the theory and practice of judging, and in that context she and I became friends. She had a particular interest in the process of appellate review, and Penny and I presented together on...

Justice O'Connor Engages with IAALS Leaders, Students, and the Community During Recent Denver Visit

Rebecca Love Kourlis
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spent a few days last week with us here at IAALS, where we held a meeting of the O'Connor Advisory Committee to the Quality Judges Initiative . Justice O'Connor also engaged in a "fireside chat" under the rubric of the John Paul Stevens Lecture about her life and career. Former Arizona...

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...