IJA International Judicial Academy

Learn

The IJA supports high-quality judicial learning in the United States and abroad.

Connect

Connect through the Academy with a rich array of judicial peers around the world.

Change

The IJA supports rule of law and capacity development to effect meaningful change.

History

The International Judicial Academy (IJA) is a non-profit educational institution chartered in the District of Columbia. It was established in 1988 and opened for business on October 1, 1999.

Mission

The International Judicial Academy provides instruction on how judges and court personnel should function in a modern, fair, efficient, accessible and transparent court system. The Academy is a service organization that does not seek profits and strives to provide the most informative and instructional programs for participants at the lowest possible cost. Since its beginning it has hosted program participants from Central and Eastern Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and China.

IJA Programs

IJA programs include seminars, conferences, study tours, symposia and exchange/intern projects. The Academy has developed a series of educational modules that cover all topics related to the functioning of courts, behavior of judges, and the ingredients for a successful court system.

International Judicial Monitor

In the spring of 2006, the International Judicial Academy, in partnership with the American Society of International Law, began publication of an on-line judicial magazine, the International Judicial Monitor. The International Judicial Academy assumed primary responsibility for the publication of the International Judicial Monitor in 2008. This publication is published four times a year.

Latest news

Seminar on High Legal Capacity for Judges and Justice administrators from Brazil

From November 17 – November 22, 2013 in collaboration with the Journal da Justiça of Sao Paulo, Brazil and in partnership with the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), the Academy conducted a five-day Seminar on the U.S. legal system and criminal justice system for forty-one judges and justice administrators from Brazil.

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IJA President Travels to the Middle East for Conferences in Fall of 2013

In late September and early October of 2013 Dr. James G. Apple, President of the International Judicial Academy, traveled to the Middle East to speak at one conference on global legal education at the University of Hebron in the West Bank, Palestine, and to preside over sessions at another conference for judges from five Middle East North African (MENA) Countries in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Brazilian Judges Seminar on Social Security Issues

From December 1 – December 6, 2013 in collaboration with the Journal da Justiça, and in partnership with the American University Washington College of Law (WCL), the Academy hosted thirty-seven judges and prosecutors from Brazil for a weeklong Seminar on Social Security Law.

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About us

The IJA provides high quality education programs for judges, court administrators, ministry of justice officials, and other legal professionals from countries around the world.

Dr. James G. Apple, President

Why choose us

The IJA provides instruction on how judges and court personnel should function in a modern, fair, efficient, accessible and transparent court system. The Academy is a service organization that does not seek profits and strives to provide the most informative and instructional programs for participants at the lowest possible cost. IJA programs include seminars, conferences, study tours, symposia and exchange/intern projects.

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