University of Denver

Why Foundations?

Members of the profession on why they’re participating in this important project.


"I applaud IAALS and Educting Tomorrow's Lawyers for taking a leading role in addressing the complex issues facing legal education and new lawyers."

Justice Rebecca Berch, Arizona Supreme Court



"I'm excited to be part of the Foundations for Practice project—identifying key skills and competencies that law students need for successful careers will benefit multiple stakeholders."

Heather Bock, Chief Professional Development Officer, Hogan Lovells US LLP



"The top notch legal professionals assembled by IAALS for the Foundations for Practice project are truly impressive. I'm excited to work with them, and I'm confident the project will have positive implications for improving legal education."

Judge Nick Catanzarite, Grand County Court, Colorado



"I chose to be part of Foundations for Practice because I believe that it is critical for solo and small firm lawyers to have a seat at the table in conversations about the future of the legal profession."

Carolyn Elefant, The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant



"Foundations for Practice will make a great contribution toward helping bar associations confront the challenges we are facing in educating tomorrow's lawyers."

Rew Goodenow, Parsons Behle & Latimer



"Our democracy depends on a strong legal profession. IAALS understands this and through the Foundations for Practice project seeks to assure future lawyers are well prepared."

Linda Klein, Baker Donelson



"I look forward to learning through Foundations for Practice what curricular emphasis in law school will be needed to train our future lawyers to take their issue-spotting skills and become adept problem-solvers for their clients."

Paula Littlewood, Executive Director, Washington State Bar Association



"There are many cross-currents affecting the legal profession today, and efforts such as Foundations for Practice offer the opportunity to grapple with the issues in a constructive manner."

Erica Moeser, President, National Conference of Bar Examiners



"For me, involvement in Foundations for Practice means helping ensure that people who need the guiding hand of counsel find lawyers who can give wise, constructive advice and passionate advocacy when needed most."

Ann Roan, Training Director, Colorado State Public Defender



"I am excited to be a part of Foundations for Practice because it has brought together a diverse and distinguished set of legal advisors who are passionate about improving the preparedness of young lawyers for this noble and evolving profession."

Alon Rotem, General Counsel, Rocket Lawyer