About the JLDC
The Judiciary Leadership Development Council (JLDC)
is a private, non-profit educational institution chartered
in the District of Columbia in 1989 to provide seminars,
conferences and other forms of educational
programs, nationally and internationally for state and
Currently, the primary educational program of the JLDC is the annual Kern-Medina Seminar for State and Federal Judges. Conducted each year in June for five days at Princeton University, this seminar has presentations and lectures on a variety of scientific subjects and on issues and problems in economics, society and law by prominent Princeton professors and other leading academicians and experts. It is co-sponsored by Princeton University’s Council on Science and Technology, and by the Federal Judicial Center, the agency of the federal courts for education and research.
The Medina Seminar has been conducted every year since it began in 1990. Attendance at the Medina Seminar is limited to 60 state and federal judges, plus spouses and guests. Over 1,100 judges have attended the Seminar since its inception.
Judges in Lecturer Rand Mirante's precept examine the original 1780 report of the military tribunal that convicted Major John Andre (Benedict Arnold's British contact). From the Sidney Lapidus Collection at Firestone Library.
We regret to announce that the 2017 Kern-Medina Seminar is cancelled due to funding issues. We look forward to presenting the seminar again in 2018. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.