International

More than 5,000 judges and court officers from 150 countries have studied with the NJC

Some countries the NJC has developed judicial education programs for

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Gaza & the West Bank
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Guam
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Palau
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia

NJC programs can help foreign judiciaries…

  • Launch their own Judicial Training Centers
  • Create benchbooks and training manuals
  • Develop expertise in criminal, civil and commercial law, judicial ethics, judicial leadership, domestic violence, or any topic relevant to judicial education
  • Educate administrative law judges to establish regulatory agencies
  • Reduce court delays through trial, case and court management, alternate dispute resolution programs and mediation systems
  • Educate judges on any topic they need, drawing on a faculty of more than 300 U.S. judges, physicians, lawyers, law professors, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, accountants, researchers, and other subject matter experts


History

The National Judicial College began working with foreign judicial systems in 1986 by providing a one-week training program requested by the U.S. Information Agency.

The number of programs grew to include week-long train-the-trainer programs in Reno followed by American faculty traveling abroad to teach.

NJC programs aim to promote the transparency, accountability, and respectability of the judiciary. The College has helped many countries establish their own judicial training centers and continues to consult with judicial training institutes from around the world.

Funding for these programs has been provided by agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development; USIA, Asia Foundation; the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State; the U.S. Army; the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training; U.S. Department of the Interior, the Ford Foundation and World Learning. The NJC also works cooperatively with the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program.

In 2020, the College quickly developed webinars for judges and court administrators in Ukraine and Georgia on their roles in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Examples of Program Types

  • Train-the-trainer courses on any subject
  • 1-day visits and up to 2-week face-to-face education courses at the NJC headquarters in Reno, Nevada, USA, or abroad
  • Partnerships with other providers for multi-year legal reform projects
  • Placement of long-term consultants in foreign countries to administer contracts/grants
  • Master’s and doctoral degree programs in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program.
  • Orientation to American legal system through meetings with dozens of American judges attending courses at the NJC
  • Webinars via Zoom or WebEx on any topic needed
  • Multiweek blended courses with face-to-face education opportunities and/or online courses that have asynchronous modules (via Canvas or Docebo) and synchronous modules (via Webex or Zoom)


Features

  • American faculty available
  • Professional simultaneous interpreters for the classroom
  • Programs can be taken at the NJC, or the College can handle logistics for sending faculty abroad


For more information, contact:

Erin O’Brien, Esq.
Program Manager
erinobrien@judges.org
800.25.JUDGE main | 775.327.8205 direct