Event Archives

Annual South Side Pitch Competition

  • October 19, 2023

The South Side of Chicago is full of entrepreneurs who deserve recognition for building businesses in the community.  Those businesses provide a living for the entrepreneurs themselves and change the lives of neighbors, employees, and customers. For…

IJ LIVE – Trials

  • June 29, 2023

In this webinar, IJ Attorneys Will Aronin and Ben Field will share their first-hand experiences advocating for IJ & our clients in front of judges and juries nationwide. In the context of some of our…

IJ’s Annual Law Student Conference

  • Arlington,  VA
  • June 2, 2023

The Institute for Justice (IJ) is pleased to offer our acclaimed Law Student Conference again this year.  The Law Student Conference is an annual tradition of nearly thirty years, drawing law students from across the country (as…

Baby Ninth Author Meet and Greet

  • Washington,  DC
  • May 25, 2023

Meet the author of the new book Baby Ninth Amendments: How Americans Embraced Unenumerated Rights and Why It Matters, published by University of Michigan Press. Joined by others from the Institute for Justice, Anthony Sanders…

South Bend Code Inspections and Fines

Dinner and Discussion: South Bend Code Enforcement

  • South Bend,  IN
  • May 24, 2023

Are you being fined for the condition of your home by the City of South Bend? At the Institute for Justice (IJ), we believe that South Bend may be abusing its power to fine you,…

Baby Ninth Live Online Book Forum

  • May 10, 2023

Join us online for the launch of an inspiring new book from Anthony Sanders of the Institute for Justice, Baby Ninth Amendments: How Americans Embraced Unenumerated Rights and Why It Matters (University of…

Joanna Schwartz “Shielded–How the Police Became Untouchable”

  • Washington,  DC
  • March 7, 2023

Professor Joanna Schwartz is one of the most respected and prolific scholars on qualified immunity. In her latest book, Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable, Professor Schwartz brilliantly examines how the legal system in general,…

IJ LIVE Webinar

  • February 24, 2023

In this webinar for IJ Partners Club, Guardians Circle, and Four Pillars Society members, IJ’s Donor Relations Manager Rosalind Hanson and IJ Attorney and Special Counsel to IJ’s Four Pillars Society Rob Peccola will discuss…

Student Event: Fall 2022 Legal Intensive

  • November 5, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that IJ will host our sixth Legal Intensive in person on November 5th, 2022 at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA. For over 30 years, IJ has hosted an…

Constitutional GPA Launch @ UCLA

  • June 30, 2022

The Institute for Justice is launching an interactive civil rights study, Constitutional GPA, that makes it easier to overcome qualified immunity by identifying clearly established constitutional law in each federal circuit. We also catalog each…

Short Circuit Live at the National Press Club

  • April 6, 2022

Please join us in person to see a special Short Circuit Live! It doesn't get much better than this: three amazing SCOTUS advocates and the Institute for Justice, at the National Press Club in Washington,…

IJ-Florida Celebrates 10 Years

  • February 24, 2022

We have now been litigating for liberty for ten years in the Sunshine State! We are proud to say that, during that time, we have achieved victories in all four of IJ’s pillars—economic liberty, free…

Center for Judicial Engagement’s Forum on the Georgia Constitution

  • Atlanta,  GA
  • February 4, 2022

Join us on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Georgia State University College of Law, for an exciting exploration of judicial engagement and the Georgia Constitution! Judicial engagement is the idea that courts should demand the government…

Does the Will of the People Actually Exist?

  • Arlington,  VA
  • September 10, 2021

When a court refrains from declaring a law unconstitutional it often explains that the law represents the “Will of the People” and that mere judges should invalidate that “Will” very sparingly. But what actually is…

Outrage Legislation: Civil Rights & Section 1983 at 150 Years

  • February 26, 2021

On April 20, 1871, President Grant signed into law the Ku Klux Klan Act, the Reconstruction Congress’s latest effort to address the ongoing terror rampant in the post-Civil War South. Section 1 of the Act created a…

Pennsylvania Judicial Engagement State Forum

  • October 16, 2020

Join us on Friday, October 16, 2020, for an exciting exploration of the Pennsylvania Constitution! Judicial engagement is the belief that the courts should not defer to the political branches when examining whether those branches…