Full-time Post-Doc/Fellowship Position The National Judicial College is seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested in helping develop a new program of research activities. The NJC has been the leader of judicial education for over 50 years, and we are looking to increase our research efforts to support the national and international trends about rule of
By Kenneth D. Robinson Marijuana has changed The marijuana your friends may have smoked in the 1970s bears little resemblance to the marijuana consumed today. The concentration of the psychoactive ingredient — THC — has increased almost six-fold. This is a fatal dose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid about 100 times
By Anna-Leigh Firth Our October Question of the Month asked alumni, “Should there be a maximum age for judges, even those with lifetime appointments?” A slight majority, 52 percent of the 632 respondents, said yes.
By the late Judge Dennis Challeen Back in the ’60s and ’70s, the liberals were in charge of corrections, and a lot of money was spent on rehabilitation programs. Almost everything was tried, from teaching job skills, enhancing self-esteem, hugs and warm fuzzies and poetry to intense probation.
A Symposium on Juries, Implicit Bias, and the Justice System’s Response Juries exist to weigh evidence and render just decisions. But jurors are only human, and research confirms that all people possess biases that they don’t even know they have. What can and should our legal system do to protect jury verdicts from the
The National Judicial College seeks a high caliber, high energy fundraising professional with the skills, experience, leadership and commitment to NJC’s mission to help take the current fundraising program to the next level and beyond. The CAO will work with a strong executive leadership team that includes a CEO, Provost and COO/CFO. The right candidate
Congratulations to the following judges who are either new to the bench or have recently been elected, appointed or hired for a new position. Monica Jo Gomez, County Court, Colorado Meghan A. Adams, Superior Court, Delaware Michael W. Arrington, Family Court, Delaware Jeffery O. Monroe, Superior Court, Georgia Frank A. Brindisi, District Court, Louisiana Melissa
By Anna-Leigh Firth Our September Question of the Month asked NJC alumni if they think it is right for journalists to point out which president or governor appointed a judge. The survey attracted 438 participants, and by a wide margin – nearly 4-1 – they indicated that they have no problem with the practice.