Projects

Foundations for Practice

Foundations for Practice is an ambitious new project to determine the foundations entry-level lawyers need to launch successful careers in the legal profession.

Led by Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers, this multi-year project will identify the desired foundations for new lawyers, the models of legal education necessary to get us there, and the tools legal employers can use to make better entry-level hiring decisions. 

By understanding what foundational capacities new graduates need, law schools can better equip students to succeed.

Working with the profession and its Consortium of law schools, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers will:

  • Conduct a national survey of lawyers
  • Convene round tables of lawyers, judges, and other legal employers from around the country
  • Bring all the necessary perspectives and stakeholders to the table
  • Identify promising models of legal education that build the foundations identified by the profession
  • Develop tools and metrics legal employers can use to hire promising entry-level lawyers

Questions or Comments?

Alli Gerkman, Director of Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers
agerkman@du.edu or 303-871-6612

Kevin Keyes, Project Manager for Foundations for Practice
Kevin.Keyes@du.edu or 303-871-6680

Caitlin Anderson, Legal Assistant for Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers
caitlin.anderson@du.edu or 303-871-6624