Publications & Resources


The Bolch Judicial Institute offers several platforms for scholars, judges, and practitioners to exchange ideas for advancing the rule of law and improving justice systems around the world. Our flagship publication, Judicature, is a scholarly journal published three times a year for nearly 6,000 U.S. federal and state judges. Listed below are our current publications. For more information, contact us at


Judicature is a scholarly journal focused on the judiciary, the administration of justice, and the rule of law. Its mission is to create a forum for judges, practitioners, and academics to share scholarship, best practices, perspectives, and opinions. Past authors include Justice Stephen Breyer, Professor Michael Dorf, Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, and Jay Bilas. Read the latest edition at

Bolch Judicial Institute Scholarship

Duke Law School maintains a repository for scholarly articles, reports, and essays published by the Bolch Judicial Institute at Guidelines and Best Practices documents on a variety of topics, including class actions, discovery, and mass-tort MDLs, can be also be accessed in the repository.

Law & Contemporary Problems Vol. 82, No. 2 (2019)

An edition of the Duke Law School publication Law & Contemporary Problems marked the first time a scholarly journal has been devoted entirely to original works of scholarship by sitting judges. The complete edition is available online at

Judicial Studies Thesis Repository

Theses submitted by students enrolled in the Master of Judicial Studies program are collected and made accessible through the Duke Law Scholarship Repository, available at