Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy
The Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy provides rigorous and balanced educational programs on a range of civil justice issues for the benefit of the general public and members of the US Congress and their staff.
Launched in February 2011, the Academy is an independent, outside organization that shares the goals of the bipartisan Congressional Civil Justice Caucus, a Congressional Member Organization.
The shared goals of the Academy and the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus include:
- Promoting a civil justice system that respects the rule of law and advances the country’s leadership in innovation, job creation and economic growth;
- Advancing the public’s understanding of how civil justice issues affect the free enterprise system, America’s global competitiveness, and businesses large and small;
- Providing a bipartisan forum for discussion and debate of policy issues related to the U.S. civil justice system; and
- Promoting the education of members of Congress and their staff on civil justice issues.
The Academy offers educational breifings on Capitol Hill. Briefing topics are identified in consultation with key policymakers. Panelists at Academy events represent a balanced set of perspectives and include business leaders, lawyers, think tank experts, academics, and Members of Congress. Past events have featured discussions over Third-Party Financing of Litigation, The Role of State Attorneys General in Enforcing Federal Law, Opportunities for Legal Reform in 2013, and Medicare Secondary Payer.
The Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy is a program of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law. The Academy is an independent outside entity that shares the goals of the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus, which is a Congressional Member Organization separate and distinct from the Academy. The Law & Economics Center is funded by contributions made to the George Mason University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.