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

Announcement: New IJA Program for Chinese Law Students

The International Judicial Academy is pleased to announce its partnership with several U.S. law schools to help Chinese students achieve their academic and professional goals in a more efficient and more effective manner

The program, the International Judicial Academy LL.M. Elite Education Program”, is designed for Chinese law students and lawyers who plan to pursue the LL.M. degree in the U.S. The Program has four components: program admission, preparatory courses, degree program, and internship.

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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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