Natalie Anne Knowlton

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System

Natalie Anne Knowlton is the director of special projects at IAALS. She focuses on legal and empirical research and analysis, facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, and undertaking national outreach and advocacy to enable continuous improvement in the civil justice system. Formerly, she was director of the Honoring Families Initiative at IAALS, Manager of the Quality Judges Initiative, and before that was a Research Analyst spanning IAALS’ initiatives.

Knowlton received her JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a MA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. During her time at DU, she was involved in an International Criminal Tribunal Externship, through which she worked with the United Nations tribunals prosecuting war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. She then went on to serve as an Independent Contractor for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, where she analyzed closed trial transcripts and witness testimony for the Butare trial team. Knowlton spent three years with the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, including a year as Managing Editor on the 2007–2008 Editorial Board. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a BA in International Affairs.

My Sessions

Practical Tips to Amplify Your Leadership and Impact

As legal service providers, we have access to power and privilege on account of knowledge, resources, skills/training, networks, and overall ability to navigate the legal system. Many of our potential clients or consumers do not. To expand our impact, there are low-tech ways in which we can close the justice gap through intentional relationship building […]


Leadership: A Moderated Panel

After unlocking your mind to the impact you can achieve as a solo practitioner or small law firm, join our speakers for a panel on how you can apply this to your own practice.