Though the primary venue where IJ advances our mission is in court, we occasionally host events across the country to gather and collaborate with other attorneys, donors, policymakers, academics, law students, and others who play an important role in our defense of constitutional rights.

Featured Upcoming Events

IJ’s Annual Law Student Conference

  • Arlington,  VA
  • June 7, 2024

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…

Annual South Side Pitch Competition

  • October 17, 2024

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…

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A Century of Government Trespassing: The Open Fields Doctrine at 100

  • Arlington,  VA
  • May 10, 2024

2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the “open fields doctrine,” the judge-made exception to the Fourth Amendment. With it government officials, including the police, can trespass on 96% of private land in the United States without committing a “search.” To observe the first 100 years of the “open fields doctrine” and the possibility that the next 100 years will be different, IJ invites you to a conference examining the history of the doctrine and its future.

Law Student Event: Spring 2024 Legal Intensive

  • Austin,  TX
  • March 23, 2024

Spring 2024 Legal Intensive The Premier One-Day Public Interest Law Program Hosted in IJ’s Austin, TX Office Saturday, March 23, 2024 We are thrilled to announce that IJ will host our seventh Legal Intensive in…

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