About the Institute

Founded in 1952, the Institute of Judicial Administration at New York University School of Law (IJA) is dedicated to 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.

The work of the Institute has become ever more critical with the proliferation of federal and state laws, the increasing workload and public profile of the courts, process changes ushered in by the pandemic, and the growth in adjudicative bureaucracies.

The Institute is operated by staff under the guidance of Faculty Director Professor Samuel Estreicher.The Board of Advisors of the Institute consists of distinguished state and federal jurists, law scholars and practitioners, and Dean Troy McKenzie who formerly served as faculty co-director of IJA. The Board is chaired by Evan R. Chesler, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.


Institute News

The Institute of Judicial Administration is pleased to announce IJA Co-Faculty Director Troy McKenzie has been named Dean of NYU School of Law.

Read NYU's announcement here.


IJA's 27th Annual Brennan Lecture: Roy W. McLeese III, '85

On October 25, 2022, IJA held the 27th Annual Brennan Lecture on State Courts and Social Justice. Judge McLeese's lecture, "Trying to Write Fair Opinions," discussed the value of writing procedurally fair opinions and offering techniques and thoughts to do so. 

Judge McLeese delivers 27th annual IJA Brennan Lecture


Remembering Judge Laurence H. Silberman: IJA Oral History

Judge Judge Laurence Silberman

Watch the IJA Oral History of Judge Laurence H. Silberman, Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The interview was held on May 17, 2017, in Judge Silberman's chambers in Washington, DC. It was conducted by Paul D. Clement, former US solicitor general.

View Past Programs here.

View Recent Publications by IJA Faculty Director Samuel Estreicher here.