Rebecca Love Kourlis

Executive Director, IAALS - Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

Rebecca Love Kourlis is the executive director of IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver. She served for 11 years as a justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, and eight years as a trial court judge in northwestern Colorado. She holds undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ABA Yegge Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Judicial Administration in 2009; Regis University Civis Princeps Award in 2008; the Colorado Judicial Institute’s 2006 Judicial Independence Award; and American Bar Association (ABA) Justice Center's 2012 John Marshall Award. She is married to Tom Kourlis, a sheep and cattle rancher and former commissioner of agriculture in Colorado. Tom and Becky were named Citizens of the West in 2010. They have three children.

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