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.

Upcoming Programs

Date and Time 
Program
Location
Friday- Saturday 
April 17-18, 2015

Sunday- Friday
July 12-17, 2015

Economic Analysis for Federal Judges

 

Appellate Judges Seminar

Furman Hall
NYU School of Law
245 Sullivan Street

Furman Hall
NYU School of Law
245 Sullivan Street

Thursday-Friday
October 22-23, 2015

Beyond Elite Law: Access to Justice for Americans
of Average Means

Greenberg Lounge,
Vanderbilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South

     

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

 

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.