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Judicial Education Resources

Judicial education plays an important role in enhancing the professionalism of the judiciary and promoting the rule of law. This webpage includes information about the International Organization for Judicial Training and judicial education providers in the United States.

International Organization for Judicial Training
The International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) was established in 2002 in order to promote the rule of law by supporting the work of judicial education institutions around the world. The organization convenes biannual conferences hosted by judicial training centers of different countries. These conferences provide an opportunity for judges and judicial educators to discuss strategies for establishing and developing training centers, designing effective curricula, developing faculty capacity, and improving teaching methodology. The IOJT website includes links to materials from past conferences as well as its journal: Judicial Education and Training.

Federal Judicial Center: Education and Research for the U.S. Federal Courts (PDF)
An overview of the Federal Judicial Center, including its organization, history, and mission. For translated versions of this document, see Translated Briefing Materials under the Resources menu. 

National Association of State Judicial Educators
The National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the justice system through judicial branch education.

National Judicial College
The National Judicial College provides judicial education and professional development for judges within the United States as well as for judges from other countries.

National Center for State Courts
The mission of National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is to improve the administration of justice through leadership and service to state courts, and courts around the world.

The Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer Project
The Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer (JERITT) Project is the national clearinghouse for information on continuing judicial branch education for judges and other judicial officers, administrators and managers, and judicial branch educators. This site includes links to judicial education centers serving the United States state court systems.

Council for Court Excellence
Working primarily in Washington DC courts, the Council is attempting to create an accessible, fast moving justice system. The Council for Court Excellence works to achieve this through education of the citizenry on the justice system and by advocating reforms.

National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law
Working through the University Of Mississippi School Of Law, the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law attempts to assure fairness in the US criminal justice system. It uses projects, conferences, education, and produces publications which study the criminal justice system. It seeks to highlight issues of justice and rule of law and discuss methods to address these problems.

The Federal Judiciary Channel on YouTube
This link will bring you to streaming video productions developed by the Federal Judicial Center, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and United States Sentencing Commission. The videos cover a range of topics including analysis of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, discussion of sentencing law, and information about the U.S. judiciary.