PTCIJ interrogates the intersection of law and democracy through the prism of journalism under its project on Law, Journalism and Democracy (LJD). This project helps explore the intrinsic and extrinsic nature of corruption in the Nigerian judiciary. 

As the only organ of governance that self-regulates and which has one of the largest budgetary footprints, the Nigerian judiciary can lend itself to the problems of institutional corruption. 

Using the tools of investigative journalism, financial analysis and the Freedom of Information Act, the Law, Journalism and Democracy (LJD) project is currently the only external transparency and accountability mechanism scrutinising the budgetary appropriation and financing, as well as the operational outcomes of judicial processes and conduct of judicial officers in the country.