Oral History of Distinguished American Judges

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The Oral History of Distinguished American Judges memorializes the contribution of the men and women who make the US judiciary a bulwark of freedom. This project goes beyond their written opinions to focus on education, careers, influences, and views of the judicial role.

Each video interview has an accompanying annotated transcript. Together, these interviews form a definitive resource on the American judiciary, not just for legal scholars, but for all those interested in our system.

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.

Upcoming Events

 

Institute News

IJA Webinar: Dealing with Campus Unrest: Law and Policy

February 21, 2024 | In cooperation with the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, the NYU Institute of Judicial Administration hosted a webinar, Dealing with Campus Unrest: Law and Policy, for a balanced discussion on tackling recent campus unrest.

Workplace DEI Issues and Challenges after Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) Webinar

February 13, 2024 | The NYU Institute of Judicial Administration was a cooperating organization on the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law's webinar, Workplace DEI Issues and Challenges after Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA).

25th Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop

September 18-20, 2023 | The NYU Institute of Judicial Administration just hosted the 25th Annual Employment Law Workshop for federal judges with the Federal Judicial Center and the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law.

IJA Oral History: Judge Rosemary Barkett

Watch the IJA Oral History of Judge Rosemary Barkett, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The interview was held on November 2, 2022, and conducted by Sarah E. Harrington, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice.

IJA Oral History: Chief Justice Roderick Ireland

Watch the IJA Oral History of Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The interview was held on October 28, 2022, and conducted by Shalanda H. Baker, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, US Department of Energy.

IJA Faculty News:

IJA Faculty Director Professor Samuel Estreicher joined an amici brief with IJA Board Member Daniel M. Sullivan, at the Supreme Court in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo (22-451).

IJA Faculty Director Professor Samuel Estreicher co-authored with Brian Chen '24, The New Nondelegation Regime, 102 Tex. L. Rev. (forthcoming), NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 23-41, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 23-28, on the major questions doctrine.

Read IJA Faculty Director Professor Samuel Estreicher's article, Future of Affirmative Action in Employment Decisions, published on Oct. 11, 2023.

View Recent Publications by IJA Faculty Director Samuel Estreicher.

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