Founded in 1952, the Institute of Judicial Administration at New York University School of Law (IJA) is dedicated to the education of the judiciary and continues today as a leader in judicial education and a forum for non-partisan thinking and discussion about the administration of justice. More than one-third of all currently sitting state and federal appellate judges and one-half of state chief justices are alumni of IJA judicial training programs. 

IJA’s mission is:

  • to offer high-quality continuing education programs for state and federal judges;

  • to engage in sustained dialogue among the various sectors of the judiciary, the legal profession and academia; and

  • to foster discussion on public policy issues affecting the justice system.

The work of the Institute has become ever more critical with the increasing workload of the courts, the proliferation of federal and state laws, and the growth in the number of lawyers, courts, and adjudicative tribunals.

The Institute is led by Faculty Directors Professors Oscar G. Chase, Samuel Estreicher and Troy McKenzie, Executive Director Torrey L. Whitman, Deputy Director Allison H. Schifini, and a Board of Advisors chaired by Evan R. Chesler, Esq. and consisting of other distinguished practitioners as well as state and federal judges and scholars.  

Institute News & Events

  • Oscar Chase has a new book: Civil Litigation in New York (7th Ed. 2020).
  • US Supreme Court Highlights: Recent and Current Term
    Upcoming IJA Webinar with Ian Gershengorn, Esq. (Jenner & Block) and Sarah Harrington, Esq. (Goldstein & Russell)
    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00-5:30 p.m. For information or registration contact