Since its founding in 1952, the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) has been committed to improving the administration of justice and providing judicial education. 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. 

IJA has just concluded its 59th Annual New Appellate Judges Seminar!

Ø  “I have been to many training seminars and this was the best.  Engaging, great mix of topics and all relevant to appellate judges; material was helpful and appreciated.

Ø  “This is a superb program.  Hats off to NYU for putting together a first-rate faculty and then treating the student judges to a week’s worth of great instruction, interaction with colleagues from around the country, good food, and wonderful hospitality from our NYC hosts.

Ø  “The best legal seminar I have ever attended.  Simply the best—great facilities, presentations and instructors.  Great support from the staff.”

Ø  “By all accounts the program was informative, instructive…an excellent and productive use of our time.”   

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IJA is looking for an NYU Law student to work on a discreet project focusing on the American judiciary.  Work can be done remotely or here in our offices. The scope of work is primarily to conduct research and assist editing of project materials, including providing legal citations and annotations. Compensation is at the NYU Law School hourly student rate in effect at the time of engagement.

To Apply: You must be a currently enrolled NYU Law student. You should submit the following items:

  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. NYU Law academic transcripts (unofficial copies of the transcript are acceptable)

Email the above to with the subject line “Legal RA Application.” Please indicate you expected available start date.



On Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:15 - 7:30 pm,
The Honorable Goodwin Liu delivered IJA's 23rd
Annual Brennan Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice.
Watch his lecture here:

Hon. Goodwin Liu, California Supreme Court  on “State Constitutions and the Protection of Individual Rights: A Reappraisal”


On March 8-10, 2017, IJA co-hosted the 
NYU 20th Annual Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges,
co-sponsored with the Federal Judicial Center and the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law