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Justice James Duke Cameron

Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court from 1975-79, has devoted a significant part of his career to the education of judges at both the trial and appellate court levels. For seven years, he served on the board of directors of The National Judicial College and was instrumental in the establishment of the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program.

Justice Cameron created a special graduate program for appellate court judges at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979 — the first of its kind in the country — and served as chairman of its advisory committee for eight years. His many accomplishments and awards during his 26 hears as an Arizona appellate judge include serving three years on the advisory committee of the National Institute of Justice, three years as a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, and chairmanship of the Appellate Judges' Conference of the Judicial Administration Division of the American Bar Association. In addition, Justice Cameron was chairman of the Conference of Chief Justices of the United States in 1979.

The justice has been a member and directory of the American Judicature Society and has received its highest honor, the Herbert Lincoln Harley Award for judicial administration. Following his retirement from the judiciary, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno in the spring of 1992 and has ben honored in his home state of Arizona with numerous professional and community service awards. 

Judicial Studies Program Teaching Faculty and Committee Member Service

University of Nevada, Reno

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Judicial Affiliate Members

One member of all Master’s and Ph.D. committees must be a faculty a member from the National Judicial College or National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges depending on the student’s major.  The faculty member must teach and demonstrate an adequate level of expertise or knowledge in the area of the student’s dissertation/thesis topic.  The committee member is identified by the appropriate judicial affiliate and recommended for service to the Graduate School for approval.  We do not have a listing of NJC/NCJFCJ faculty utilized during this time.  If required, we will make attempt to obtain.