Civil Justice Academy

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The Civil Justice Academy provides rigorous, empirically-based, and balanced panel discussions on a range of civil litigation issues for the benefit of Members of the U.S. Congress, their staffs, and their constituents, as well as for state legislators and their staff, state and federal judges, state attorneys general and the attorneys in their offices, academics, agency officials, and think tank researchers.  What began as a program on Capitol Hill has now, following high viewership during pandemic-time webinars, evolved into webinar format reaching these wider audiences, with each event available for live viewing as well as being recorded and made available for on demand viewing.  Launched in 2011 in collaboration with the bipartisan Civil Justice Caucus, the Academy is an independent program that seeks to promote a civil justice system that respects the rule of law and advances the country’s leadership in innovation, job creation, and economic growth.

The Academy provides a balanced forum for discussion and debate of policy issues related to our nation’s civil justice system. Its objective is to provide substantive, authoritative, and balanced materials and evidence on a wide range of contemporary litigation topics, so that the audience hears relevant information and perspectives needed to make informed policy choices. Presenters are selected from academia, think tanks, advocacy groups, law firms, and the business community, and are chosen for their expertise and ability to present a range of perspectives on the selected topic.


Watch a video recording of the Academy’s most recent briefing below:


Questions? Please contact Andrew Dowless at adowless@gmu.edu or 703.993.9962.