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Chief Among Our Concerns: Creating a Dialogue About Judicial Selection

Ruth V. McGregor
Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor (Ret.) served on the Arizona Supreme Court from February 1998 until June 30, 2009. She was the Court's Chief Justice from June 2005 until her retirement. As we launch IAALS Online, she joins three other former Chief Justices in the conversation about IAALS and its initiatives. "This...

2015 Rebuilding Justice Award Honors ACTL Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
This month, IAALS will hold its annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner and honor the members of the American College of Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice. The Task Force began its work with IAALS in 2008, with goal of generating a nationwide discussion about the state of our civil justice system...

Colorado's Proposed Civil Rule Amendments Focused on Improving Access to Justice

Brittany Kauffman
The Colorado Supreme Court has requested comments on proposed amendments to the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. The changes are focused on improving access to the civil justice system by making pretrial case management more efficient, thereby decreasing cost and delay, without sacrificing justice. The proposals...

Former Alabama Chief Justice Shares Firsthand Perspective on Judicial Elections and Impartial Courts

Malia Reddick
In a recent Politico piece, the former chief justice of Alabama's supreme court offered a firsthand perspective on the relationship between electing judges and maintaining impartial courts and judges, and other judges have shared similar sentiments. In 2012, Chief Justice Cobb participated in an IAALS roundtable,...

Five Things to Do While You're Waiting for U.S. News Law School Rankings to Hit

Alli Gerkman
If you’re like most prospective students, there’s a good chance the U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings will play some kind of role in your decision about where to go to law school. We can all debate the merits of the rankings as a method for choosing a law school, but we can’t stop the world from...

Alli Gerkman on Getting Law Schools and Students “Ahead of the Curve”

Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
Law Week Colorado recently published an article highlighting Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers ' report, Ahead of the Curve: Turning Law Students into Lawyers , which examines the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. The collaboration exemplified by the program will pave...

Evaluation of Experiential Law School Program Proves Graduates “Ahead of the Curve”

Zachary Willis
Are law school graduates ready to enter the profession, engage in the practice, and serve clients? Many law schools have developed more robust experiential training in recent years. One such program is educating law students who are outperforming their colleagues in the field who have been licensed to practice law for...