A year ago we asked NJC alumni if they like wearing a judicial robe, and more than four out of five said yes. But let’s face it, as well as a plain black robe communicates the solemnity of legal proceedings, it’s not exactly high fashion.
Evidence suggests that human trafficking, a modern-day term for slavery that often involves forced sex work, is more prevalent among Native peoples than in the United States population as a whole.
By Mackenzie Barrett
An airman was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force in 2014 after being convicted of beating his wife and cracking his toddler stepson’s skull.
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
Legal System: A mixed system of common law and customary law
The NJC is coming to Washington, D.C., the week of December 10 for these huge events:
- A four-day course for judges on Contemporary Threats to Judicial Independence and Freedom of the Press (register now – slots are nearly gone);
- A historic symposium for judges and journalists at the National Press Club titled “‘So-Called Judges’ and the ‘Enemy of the People’: Judges, Journalists and the Prospects for Democracy.”
Last month we asked current and past NJC faculty to describe the most common mistakes they see new judges make. We presented 10. Here are eight more.