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This Judicial Studies Ph.D. is a challenging, stimulating academic degree program that:
Trial judges and juvenile and family court judges can integrate technical studies of the judiciary with academic studies in an effort to provide an intellectual assessment of the American judicial system. Toward this end, the National Judicial College and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provide a series of courses treating technical subject matter, while the University provides specially designed courses that treat judicially related issues from a liberal arts perspective.
As the challenges facing the nation's court systems mount, it is essential that the judiciary is equipped for change. Holding some of the most prestigious public offices, judges must possess the highest standards in ethics, wisdom, independence and impartiality. The University's program provides a formal academic setting in which to build these traits.