Feminism, Women Judges, Judicial Diversity and the High Court of Australia

Kcasey McLoughlin

Abstract


This paper was originally presented at the workshop on Diversity and Legal Reasoning held at Queen Mary University of London on 23 November 2016, sponsored by the Centre for Research on Law, Equality and Diversity and the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context. McLoughlin examines the political and judical discourse surrounding the arrival of women judges to the High Court of Australia and considers what this reveals about the nature of commitments to judicial diversity and prospects for feminist aspirations to the achivement of more far-reachig forms of diversity.

Keywords


High Court of Australia; women judges; feminist judges; Chief Justice Susan Kiefel; judicial appointments

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