There are a multitude of issues that judges face in their daily duties. The complexities of our judicial system, compounded by the dramatically changing social and economic characteristics of society, have created an immense need for judicial education dealing with a variety of subjects, situations, ideas and trends. At the NJC, a broad range of topics are covered in-depth by engaging faculty members who are experts in their individual fields. The NJC’s faculty and staff work hard to create innovative curricula, continuously updated to provide a supportive learning environment and experience. Working with our esteemed faculty, the College has created interactive, multimedia, case-based simulations that place judge-participants in real-world situations that require them to apply critical thinking skills to the decision-making process. This NJC learning philosophy allows participants the opportunity to problem-solve, assess alternative solutions, and receive feedback on critical judicial skills.
The Professional Certificate in Judicial Development is an innovative program designed for judges who want to concentrate their studies in a focused academic area. The certification is a hallmark of study that complements existing degrees. Judges who earn Certificates in Judicial Development achieve a higher level of judicial expertise, skill and knowledge. The National Judicial College offers certification in the following specialized areas: Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills. MORE...
The Judicial Studies Degree provides a formal academic setting in which trial judges or juvenile and family court judges can integrate technical studies of the judiciary with more academic ones in an effort to provide an intellectual assessment of the role of the American judiciary. The program is a collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), The National Judicial College (NJC) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). A major academic objective of the degree program is to help create and define a new academic discipline, judicial studies. MORE...
The National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College is one of the first institutions to address the specific needs of Native American and Alaska Native tribal law judiciaries. The curricula presented are innovative, sophisticated and designed to enhance the professional skills of tribal judges and personnel. MORE...
REYNOLDS NATIONAL CENTER FOR COURTS AND MEDIA
The NJC, in collaboration with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media (RNCCM) at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks to increase understanding and communication among professionals in the courts and media fields. Both the NJC and RNCCM provide programs that offer a greater understanding of the First and Sixth Amendments, and how the courts and media professions can attain mutual understanding. MORE...
The NJC also serves numerous countries with educational programs and technical assistance leading to a greater understanding of effective justice and the rule of law. MORE...
The NJC offers an average of 19-25 extension programs each year that are held in conjunction with (or sponsored by) state or federal agencies and other judicial related organizations. The NJC specializes in customized in-state programs geared toward providing in-depth education on local issues, national trends and current ideas. Since 1965, the NJC (with state judicial organizations and national law-related organizations) has conducted over 400 extension programs attended by more than 30,000 participants. MORE...
FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS
As a leading provider of judicial education to our nation’s judges, the NJC has also become a leading resource for government agencies seeking assistance with judicial-related projects and programs. The NJC presents an average of 21-30 federal grant programs annually. Grant-related projects range in scope and complexity from providing national resources on Capital Litigation Improvement issues, to developing publications and technical assistance on Caseflow Management and Sentencing Sex Offenders initiatives. MORE...
SPECIAL & INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS
The NJC presents an average of 18-25 special and innovative programs annually. Topics such as Handling Child Pornography Cases, The Fourth Amendment: Comprehensive Search and Seizure Training for Trial Judges, Essential Skills for Appellate and Trial Judges, and Designing and Presenting Programs Effectively/ Faculty Development, provide participants with in-depth knowledge and skills to effectively manage these issues in court. These programs are often collaborations with other entities and organizations. MORE...
The NJC offers custom programs to organizations around the country. These programs can be presented face-to-face in your jurisdiction or in any location you wish. Alternatively, the NJC can present programs via webcast or web conference. MORE...
BACK ON TRAC
"Back on TRAC: Treatment, Responsibility & Accountability on Campus" is a national initiative that offers an institution a collaborative methodology for redesigning its programming so that it can systematically, holistically and effectively intervene when a student's pattern of substance abuse has undermined his/her emotional, physical and academic well-being. MORE...