The Center's Mission

The Center on Civil Justice at New York University School of Law is dedicated to the study of the civil justice system in the United States and how it can continue to fulfill its purposes. The Center draws on the unmatched strengths of the NYU Law faculty in the fields of procedure and complex litigation, as well as on a Board of Advisers consisting of leading practitioners and Judges, to identify the problems that most deserve further investigation and engagement, and to fill a void in scholarly and policy analysis.

The Center's faculty directors are Professors Samuel Issacharoff, Arthur Miller, and Geoffrey Miller. It is directed by Hon. Beverly Martin. The Center has an advisory board made up of leading practicing lawyers, as well as leading members of the judiciary. The chair of the Board of Advisors is Sheila Birnbaum. The Center joins scholars, practicing lawyers, judges, court administrators, and other interested participants and encourages them to explore anew the role that litigation plays in our legal system, the values that need to be preserved, and what can be done in the modern age to preserve them. 


Center on Civil Justice Events

The Center on Civil Justice recently hosted three exciting conferences.  On September 16, 2022, CCJ hosted "The Shifting Tide in State Court Litigation."  Conference information and videos are available here.  On November 12, 2022, CCJ hosted "Recent Developments in Arbitration," and conference information and videos are available here.  On February 3, 2023, CCJ hosted "Emerging Trends in Third-Party Funding," information about which is available here.

CCJ's next event will be on artificial intelligence and the law, and it will take place on September 13, 2023.  More information will be coming soon, but please mark your calendars.

Contact Us

Center on Civil Justice 
139 MacDougal Street
Wilf Hall, Fifth Floor
New York, New York 10012
(212) 992-6196