Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke University School of Law
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The Bolch Judicial Institute offers several platforms for scholars, judges, and practitioners to exchange ideas for advancing the rule of law and improving justice systems around the world. Our flagship publication, Judicature, is a scholarly journal published three times a year for nearly 6,000 U.S. federal and state judges. Listed below are our current publications. For more information, contact us at

Judicature Journal

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.

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Guidelines and Best Practices

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School publishes guidelines that reflect the opinions and expertise of a wide range of prominent bench leaders, government officials, senior-level plaintiff and defense lawyers, technical experts, and academics. These publications address emerging or pressing legal issues and provide experts in their respective fields the opportunity to develop positions that can guide government policy-makers and decision-makers. 

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Judicial Studies Thesis Repository – Theses submitted by students enrolled in the Master of Judicial Studies program are collected and made accessible through the Duke Law Scholarship Repository, available at

Law & Contemporary Problems Vol. 82, No. 2 (2019) – An edition of the Duke Law School publication Law & Contemporary Problems marked the first time a scholarly journal has been devoted entirely to original works of scholarship by sitting judges. The complete edition is available online at