Event Category: The Judicial Education Program

The civil justice system in the United States is in a constant state of flux.  Changes occur at both the state and federal levels, through both legislative and judicial actions.  At the same time, judges face a constant barrage of new and innovative legal theories and procedural maneuvers.  The annual symposium provided a platform that … Continue reading “5th Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues”

The civil justice system in the United States is in a constant state of flux.  Changes occur at both the state and federal levels, through both legislative and judicial actions.  At the same time, judges face a constant barrage of new and innovative legal theories and procedural maneuvers.  The goal of the annual symposium is … Continue reading “Sixth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues, November 2011”

Week 2 of the Economics Institute built on the concepts learned in our Economics Institutes for Judges, providing more in depth coverage of some of the topics touched upon in Week 1 of the program and included some advanced topics such as accounting, finance, environmental economics, scientific methodology, entrepreneurship, and the financial crisis and its aftermath. Prerequisite: Prior completion … Continue reading “Economics Institute for Judges, Week Two, March 2012”

“The Law & Economics of Crime & Punishment” program provided a strong understanding of the economics of crime, punishment, and deterrence. The program featured A. Mitchell Polinsky, Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law and Economics and Director, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics; Professor (by courtesy) of Economics; Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Stanford Institute for Economic … Continue reading “JEP Symposium on Law & Economics of Crime and Punishment”

The “Scientific Evidence in the Courts” program began with foundational lectures on scientific methodology, featuring James S. Trefil, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. Professor Trefil is renowned for his ability to convey scientific thinking to legal thinkers. Panel discussions followed, covering differing perspectives on Daubert; a discussion of low-dose exposure and causation; … Continue reading “Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts, April 2012”