Founded in 2006, IJPM is a first-of-its-kind academic institute devoted to the interdisciplinary study of issues at the intersection of law, politics, and the media.
The institute sponsors lectures, conferences, and symposia designed to foster discussion and debate between scholars, policymakers, sitting judges, and working journalists. Videos of many of our events can be found in our event archive.
We teach an undergraduate course designed to introduce students from across the university to law and legal institutions. We offer a cross-disciplinary graduate curricular program organized around a team-taught course on law, politics, and the media. We also edit a book series and journal showcasing the latest scholarly research in our areas of interest.
IJPM currently supports thirteen Faculty and Research Fellows from the College of Law, the Maxwell School, and the Newhouse School whose research and publications are relevant to the various intersections of law, politics, and the media.
We host a luncheon series for graduate students featuring prominent jurists, journalists, public officials, and academic experts. We also sponsor a graduate student organization devoted to the study and discussion of law and civic engagement. In the past, we provided research grants and seed money for scholars pursuing law-oriented projects that cut across traditional academic boundaries.