The AIJA is a national body representing all constituencies of Australia's judicial system. Independent of government or other external influences, the AIJA is dedicated to achieving practical reform in the administration of justice in all jurisdictions.
How academics benefit from membership of the AIJA
The AIJA's general conference program provides regular forums for academic lawyers to exchange ideas and experiences with other professionals working in the justice system. Conference focusing on important themes such as reform of the criminal justice system and case management play an important part in enhancing the administration of justice in Australia.
Research and information
Ongoing research undertaken by the AIJA enables academics to access specialist reports on issues directly relating to their work. The modest research grants scheme operated by the AIJA provides opportunities to contribute to the development of this body of knowledge. Issues include the nature of expert evidence and the interaction between the courts and the community. The AIJA's centralised database is an invaluable complement to the research program.
The Executive Director of the AIJA edits the Journal of Judicial Administration, a leading publication devoted to judicial administration.
The AIJA's international links assist academics to identify sources of judicial administration assistance overseas and to plan study programs.