Mason Judicial Education Program

Course Descriptions

Economics Institutes for Judges

As the JEP's flagship program, the Economics Institutes for Judges focus on fundamental issues that often are at the heart of legal disputes. Over two separate weeks of intensive classroom lectures and discussion, judges are given a solid grounding in economics, finance, and scientific method.  The practical relevance of these disciplines is then examined by analyzing numerous cases. 

Judicial Symposia

Our symposia are designed to alert judges to emerging challenges in substantive legal matters, provide analyses of current legal and public policy issues from leading attorneys and legal scholars with opposing viewpoints. The two-day programs are presented in a dynamic format that combines lectures that build an understanding of fundamentals, followed by lively debates from diverse perspectives.

Advanced Law & E​conomics Institutes

These complex institutes provide in-depth exposure to special topics for graduates of the Economcis Institute.  This advanced programming includes an annual institute on antitrust law and economics, the educational segment of the Annual Meeting of the American College of Business Court Judges, as well as institutes on other topics such as "Environmental Economics," “Risk, Injury and Liability,” “Energy,” “Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance,” “Probability, Statistics and Econometrics.”