Bettering the Human Condition by Studying and Promoting the Rule of Law

About the Bolch Judicial Institute

The Bolch Judicial Institute studies and advances rule-of-law principles, judicial independence, and law reform through technology and innovation. We provide unique educational opportunities for sitting judges in the United States and around the globe; conduct research and support teaching and scholarship; and develop civic education initiatives to advance our mission.

Through an annual prize recognizing individuals or entities who have distinguished themselves in the preservation or advancement of the rule of law, the Bolch Judicial Institute will honor exceptional efforts to uphold the rule of law and thereby better the human condition.

Learn more about our programs and how you can get involved below.

Judicial Studies LLM - The nation's only elite post-graduate degree program for federal, state, and foreign judges.

Judicial Studies LLM

The nation's only elite post-graduate degree program for federal, state, and foreign judges.

Appellate Judges Education Institute - The nation’s premier judicial education conference for appellate judges, staff attorneys, and practitioners.

Appellate Judges Education Institute

The nation’s premier judicial education conference for appellate judges, staff attorneys, and practitioners.

The Duke Conferences - Practitioners, scholars, and jurists join forces to study issues, discuss ideas and develop best practices for improving the administration of justice.

The Duke Conferences

Practitioners, scholars, and jurists join forces to study issues, discuss ideas and develop best practices for improving the administration of justice.

<em>Judicature</em> - A scholarly journal that explores all aspects of the administration of justice through scholarship and opinion.

Judicature

A scholarly journal that explores all aspects of the administration of justice through scholarship and opinion.

EDRM at Duke - A member-driven organization that develops practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance.

EDRM at Duke

A member-driven organization that develops practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance.

Get Involved - How you can support our work through memberships, subscriptions, sponsorships and more.

Get Involved

How you can support our work through memberships, subscriptions, sponsorships and more.

“To do your job better, you have to understand how you do your job. And that’s what I’ve gotten here.”

— Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks Jr.,
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, is a member of the inaugural Master of Laws in Judicial Studies class