From the Court to the Classroom: Judges’ Work in International Judicial Education and Training

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Toby S. Goldbach

University of British Columbia, Allard School of Law

Date Written: May 9, 2017

Abstract

This Article explores international judicial education and training, which are commonly associated with rule of law initiatives and development projects. Judicial education programs address everything from leadership competencies and substantive review of human rights legislation to client service and communication, skills training on docket management software, and alternative dispute resolution. Over the last twenty years, judicial education in support of the rule of law has become big business both in the United States and internationally. The World Bank alone spends approximately U.S. $24 million per year for funded projects primarily attending to improving court performance. And yet, the specifics of judicial education remains unknown in terms of its place in the industry of rule of law initiatives, the number of judges who act as educators, and the mechanisms that secure their participation. This Article focuses on the judges’ experiences; in particular, the judges of the Supreme Court of Israel who were instrumental in establishing the International Organization of Judicial Training.

Keywords: Judicial Education, Judicial Politics, Rule of Law, Law and Development

JEL Classification: F53, F54, K00, K4, O00, O53, O19

Suggested Citation

Goldbach, Toby Susan, From the Court to the Classroom: Judges’ Work in International Judicial Education and Training (May 9, 2017). Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3237861

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