Institute of Judicial Administration

About the Institute

Since its founding in 1952, the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) has excelled as one of the finest non-partisan judicial education and administration organizations in the country. IJA sponsors annual appellate judges training seminars, workshops on special topics in the law, and the William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture series honoring the state judiciary, among other programs. 

The 2015 NYU New Appellate Judges Seminar will be held on July 12-17, 2015, open only to appellate judges with four or fewer years on the bench.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty Co-Directors

Oscar Chase

Russell D. Niles Professor of Law
Faculty Co-Director, Institute of Judicial Administration
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South

 

Samuel Estreicher 
Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law
Faculty Co-Director, Institute of Judicial Administration
Faculty Director, Center for Labor and Employment Law
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South


Troy McKenzie 

Professor of Law
Faculty Co-Director, Institute of Judicial Administration
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South  


Executive Director
Torrey L. Whitman
Wilf Hall, 139 MacDougal Street

Research Fellow
Katherine A. Levine
Wilf Hall, 139 MacDougal Street

Kate will be a Research Fellow at the Institute until May 2015. Her research interests center on how indigent defendants and other poor litigants are affected by the costs of the court system. From 2012-2014, Kate was a member of the NYU Lawyering faculty. Before coming to NYU, she spent over three years at Appellate Advocates, representing indigent defendants from Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island in New York's Appellate Division and Court of Appeals. From 2007-2008, she was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and before that, she clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr., in the Southern District of New York. During law school, she worked at the New York Capital Defender Office and at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

Publications
Articles:
Criminal Debt: The Costs of Being an Indigent Defendant (Work in Progress)
If You Cannot Afford A Lawyer: Assessing the Constitutionality of Massachusetts’s Reimbursement Statute, 42 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 191 (2007)

Chapter:
Reassessing “Unauthorized Practice of Law” Rules, in Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice for Americans of Average Means, Samuel Estreicher and Joy Radice, eds. (Forthcoming 2015)

Presentation
Missouri State Public Defenders, Challenging Fees and Fines, June 12, 2014.
 

Upcoming Programs

Date and Time  Program Location
Friday
December 5, 2014
Bankruptcy Basics for District Judges NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Friday
December 12, 2014
IJA 2014 Board  Meeting

Faculty Club
108 West Third Street

Wednesday
February 25, 2015
 
21st Annual Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Lecture
on State Courts and Social Justice:
Hon. Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice,
Connecticut Supreme Court
Greenberg Lounge,
Vanderbilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Wednesday-Friday
March 11-13, 2015
 
18th Annual Employment Law Workshop
for Federal Judges
Furman Hall
NYU School of Law
245 Sullivan Street
 
Thursday-Friday
April 16-17, 2015
Economic Analysis for Federal Judges Vanderbilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Thursday-Friday
April 23-24, 2015
Beyond Elite Law:  Access to Justice for Americans
of Average Means
Greenberg Lounge,
Vanderbilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Sunday- Friday
July 12-17, 2015
Appellate Judges Seminar Furman Hall
NYU School of Law
245 Sullivan Street