The Academy

The Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy (the Academy) is an educational program organized under the leadership of the Law & Economics Center (LEC) at George Mason University School of Law. Its mission is to provide rigorous and balanced education programs on a range of civil justice issues for the benefit of the general public and members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. The Academy is an independent, outside entity that shares the goals of the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus (the Caucus), a Congressional Member Organization.

The shared goals of the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus and the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy include:

Promoting a civil justice system that respects the rule of law and advances the United States’ leadership in innovation, job creation, and economic growth;
Advancing the public’s understanding of how civil justice issues affect the free enterprise system, America’s global competitiveness, and businesses large and small;
Providing a bipartisan forum for discussion and debate of policy issues related to our nation’s civil justice system; and
Promoting the education of members of Congress and their staff on civil justice policy issues.
The Academy builds on the experience and well-established success of the Law & Economics Center’s Judicial Education Program and Attorneys General Education Program. These programs are widely recognized for providing high-quality, balanced educational events on important and timely civil justice issues to members of the federal and state judiciary and state attorneys general and their staffs.

The day-to-day operations of the Academy and efforts to coordinate the Academy with the Caucus and civil justice-focused policy organizations will be led by Geoffrey J. Lysaught, deputy executive director of the Law & Economics Center, and the full-time program staff at the LEC.

The Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy is a program of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law. The Academy is an independent outside entity that shares the goals of the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus, which is a Congressional Member Organization separate and distinct from the Academy. The Law & Economics Center is funded by contributions made to the George Mason University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.