About IJ: IJ at a Glance

 

Litigating for Liberty

 
“[IJ is] a nonprofit libertarian law firm on a mission to block state governments from overregulating.”
The Wall Street Journal
 

IJ at a Glance

The Institute for Justice is the national law firm for liberty.  With offices in seven states, a staff of 80 (including 38 lawyers), and a budget of $19 million, we are a force for freedom across the country.

Our record of success and impact includes the following:

  • 181 cases litigated in four core mission areas: economic liberty, property rights, political and commercial speech, and school choice
     
  • 5 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2002 (four victories)
     
  • 70 percent victory rate (through litigation and legislation)
     
  • In 2013 alone, won 14 cases, filed 15 new ones, and litigated 22 others
     
  • 47 states protected property rights from eminent domain through legislative reform or state supreme court rulings after sole U.S. Supreme Court loss in Kelo v. City of New London 
     
  • Over 16,000 homes and businesses saved since Kelo

  • First favorable U.S. appeals court ruling for economic liberty since the New Deal
      
  • More than 200,000 children nationwide benefiting from school choice
     
  • 35 national awards for our media relations work, publications, and production
     
  • Strategic research cited by U.S. Supreme Court and Indiana Supreme Court; used in eight IJ briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, three successful cert. petitions, and 14 articles published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals; also cited in 107 articles by other authors in law, public policy, and scholarly journals 
     
  • Only law school clinic in the nation focusing exclusively on assisting low-income entrepreneurs start exclusively private-sector businesses

We also exercise stellar fiscal responsibility.  In 2013, for the 12th consecutive year, the Institute for Justice earned Charity Navigator’s coveted “4-star” rating for sound fiscal management.  Less than one percent of the charities rated have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that IJ consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and, according to Charity Navigator, is “well-positioned to pursue and achieve long-term change.”


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