Research and Publications

Research Programs

In addition to providing continuing judicial education, a Master’s Degree program for sitting judges, and periodic conferences on the study of the judiciary, the Center for Judicial Studies supports scholars who are researching and writing about judicial institutions. The Center offers research assistance, financial support, and publishing opportunities for scholarly work in the field of judicial studies. Contact for details.


The Storied Third Branch: Rich Tradition of Honorable Service Seen through Eyes of Judges

On Sept. 1, 2012, the Center launched the inaugural edition of The Storied Third Branch, a repository of short stories about judges, told by judges. Three to four new stories about individual judges will be added monthly. State and federal court judges are invited to submit stories directly to