Congressional Civil Justice Academy


The Congressional 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. Launched in 2011 in collaboration with the bipartisan Congressional 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.

Working with the House and Senate judiciary committees, the Academy provides a bipartisan 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 legislators and staff members may hear relevant information and perspectives needed to make informed policy choices. The Academy achieves this through monthly briefing seminars for members of Congress and their professional staff on a range of topical civil litigation. 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 topics.

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