University of Denver

Press Release

IAALS Opens "DIAALOGUES" to Tackle Challenges Facing the American Legal System

Robert P. Thompson
IAALS is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift from El Pomar Foundation in support of a groundbreaking series of national conversations. Dubbed “DIAALOGUES,” the project allows IAALS to do what it does best—bring together the best minds in the country to forge solutions to the most pressing issues facing the American...

Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Launches National Project to Establish Professional “Foundations” for New Lawyers

Zachary Willis
IAALS is pleased to announce "Foundations for Practice." Led by Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers , this ambitious project focuses on improving legal education and closing the gap between how students are being taught in law school and the knowledge and skills legal professionals say new graduates need to succeed.

IAALS Releases Preliminary Findings on Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project

Corina D. Gerety
IAALS is pleased to announce the completion of its preliminary evaluation report on the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project (CAPP), which tests a new set of pre-trial procedures for business actions in state district court. Our initial analysis reveals that the CAPP process as a whole has succeeded in achieving many...

New Report Recommends Courtroom Efficiency Strategies for Judges, from Judges

Zachary Willis
IAALS, in conjunction with the ACTL, has released a new report that highlights key civil case management techniques for judges that have the potential to streamline litigation in their courtrooms. Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Excellent Judges Manage Cases documents the recommendations and key practices of nearly...

Legal Education Conference Focused on Development of Professional Identity

Alli Gerkman
In September 2012, 21 law schools sent representatives to Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers ’ first conference, which sought collaboration among schools to identify best practices for forming professional identity, encouraged schools to share examples of programs and curricula that support professional development, and...

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...