Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers ("ETL") is dedicated to advancing legal education that trains new lawyers to the highest standards of competence and professionalism. By offering a structured and highly collaborative approach, ETL is creating a foundation for ongoing inquiry, exploration and measurement.
ETL leverages the Carnegie Model and the work of law schools and professors committed to legal education reform to align legal education with the needs of an evolving profession by providing a supported platform for shared learning, experimentation, ongoing measurement and collective implementation.
Our effort focuses on integrating years of insights and knowledge, as well as sharing current educational models to achieve that purpose. By offering a structured and highly collaborative approach, ETL is creating a foundation for ongoing inquiry, exploration and measurement.
ETL is fully staffed and based at IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, a national, independent research center at the University of Denver dedicated to continuous improvement of the process and culture of the civil justice system.
“Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers is an exciting project that really attempts to carry on some of the efforts we outlined at the end of Educating Lawyers. Things that we thought were really important for legal education in order to produce, as the project’s name suggests, lawyers who are better prepared for practice in the contemporary world…”
"Everybody who becomes a law professor was a law student and we know that what happens in our law schools is tremendously uniform… and so most people have not seen what it looks like to teach differently. And I think one of the things Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers can do, and that I hope to be able to contribute to, is to really just show people how you do it, and to reassure people it’s not more work and it’s a lot more fun."
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