Based on the fundamental principle that a free and just society depends on a knowledgeable and well-educated judiciary, the Mason Judicial Education Program is committed to providing high-quality, intellectually rigorous, balanced and timely educational programming to the nation’s judges.
With seminars focused on economics, finance, accounting, statistics and scientific method, the JEP, which is part of the prestigious Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law, has hosted more than 4,000 sitting federal and state court judges representing all 50 states since its founding nearly 40 years ago. Up to a dozen courses and seminars are offered each year by the JEP. All programs benefit from the advice offered by an independent Judicial Advisory Board made up of distinguished judges from courts all over the country.
The JEP recognizes that American business leaders are frequently diverted from their primary economic mission by burdens imposed by today’s civil justice system: exorbitant discovery costs, regulation through litigation, class action abuses, and prolonged or impending threats of litigation. The JEP delivers an unprecedented opportunity to improve the nation’s judiciary by offering intense programs designed to build understanding of critical economic disciplines so that judges may apply this knowledge when assessing complex issues surrounding legal disputes.
JEP courses are taught by highly respected academic experts and practitioners and are designed and structured for serious participants. Attendees must commit to completing pre-session reading assignments, contributing to class discussions and attending all sessions.