The National Judicial College (NJC) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Richard Northcutt of the Municipal Court in Woodbury, Tenn., completed Ethical Issues in the Law, July 29-Aug. 2, 2012, in Ashland, Oregon.
This course sparks in depth discussion and analysis of ethical behavior and justice at the point which law, literature, and life experience intersect. Participants immerse themselves in literacy works that serve as the focal point of discussion. The curriculum involves a two- text approach: the literacy text (a play, short story, novel, poem or essay) and the life text (the life experience of the judge who participates in the discussions).
The National Judicial College was founded in 1963 and is the nation’s leading provider of judicial education. The NJC is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the historical 225-acre campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. For nearly 50 years, the NJC has been offering courses to improve judicial productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence. With courses held onsite, across the nation and around the world, the NJC offers an average of 95 courses annually with more than 3,000 judges enrolling from all 50 states, U.S. territories and more than 150 countries. Since it opened, the NJC has awarded more than 92,000 professional judicial education certificates.
The NJC and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges assisted the University of Nevada, Reno, in developing one of the nation’s first Master’s and Ph.D. in judicial studies programs. Both programs provide a formal academic setting in which trial judges can integrate technical and academic studies to attain an intellectual understanding the American judiciary.
The NJC is also home to the National Tribal Judicial Center and an International Program. The College’s curricula include a Seminar Series, made up of courses that provide judges the opportunity to study diverse and interesting topics at historically and culturally rich locations across the United States. Web-based courses are also offered enabling participants to explore a variety of subject areas online.
The National Judicial College has an appointed 18-member Board of Trustees and became a Nevada not-for-profit (501)(c)(3) education corporation on January 1, 1S978. Please visit the NJC website at www. judges.org for NJC news, ways to donate, course information and more or call (800) 25- JUDGE for more information.