Judicature is a scholarly journal focused on the judiciary, the administration of justice, and the rule of law. Its mission is to create a forum for judges, practitioners, and academics to share ideas, best practices, perspectives, and opinions, and in doing so provide insight into the issues and ideas that are shaping the judiciary and the administration of justice.
Published three times per year by the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law, Judicature contains articles by judges, scholars, and practitioners on topics that include the rule of law, law reform, emerging legal issues, challenges in the legal system and judiciary, judicial independence, and the daily work of a judge, as well as empirical research that informs our understanding of the judiciary.
Judicature is mailed free of charge to all Article III judges, federal magistrate judges, and state supreme court judges. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are also currently able to mail complimentary copies to state appellate judges and commercial court judges [if you are an appellate or commercial court judge and are not receiving a copy, you can join the list by emailing us]. Our subscribers include law schools, libraries, lawyers, scholars, students, and other leaders who are interested in learning about the judiciary. Our total distribution as of summer 2020 is 6,000 readers. For information on how to access articles from past editions, visit the archive page on judicature.duke.edu.