Research Repository

This repository compiles academic research informing the Judicial Diversity Initiative’s work. The repository’s purpose is to highlight and support research on judicial decision-making, judicial selection and judicial diversity in the United Kingdom.

Theory and Judicial Decision-Making – England and Wales

Texts

  • Gee G and Rackley E (eds), Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity (forthcoming – 2017)
  • Gee G, Hazell R, Malleson K & O’brien P, The Politics of Judicial Independence in the UK’s Changing Constitution (Cambridge University Press 2015)
  • Sommerlad H, Harris-Short S, Vaughan S, and Young R (eds), The Futures of Legal Education and the Legal Profession (Hart Publishing 2015)
  • Rackley E, Women, Judging and Judiciary: From Difference to Diversity (Routledge 2014).
  • Schultz U and Shaw G, Gender and Judging (Hart 2013)
  • Kenney S, Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter (Routledge 2013)
  • Paterson A, Final Judgement (Hart 2013) – SLSA Book Prize Winner 2015 and Inner Temple Book Prize 2015. 
  • Straw J, Aspects of Law Reform: An Insider’s Perspective (CUP 2014)
  • Rackley E, Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law (Routledge 2012)
  • Hunter R, McGlynn C, Rackley E, Feminist Judgements: From Theory to Practice (Hart 2010)
  • Hunter R (ed), Rethinking Equality Projects in Law: Feminist Challenges (Hart 2008)
  • Hunter R and Cowan S (eds), Choice and Consent: Feminist Engagements with Law and Subjectivity (Routledge-Cavendish 2007)
  • Malleson K, The New Judiciary – The Effects of Expansion and Activism (Ashgate 1999)

Journals Articles

  • O’Callaghan R, ‘Reframing the Judicial Diversity Debate: Personal Values and Tacit Diversity’ (2015) 35 Legal Studies 1
  • Hunter R, ‘More than Just a Different Face? Judicial Diversity and Decision-Making’ (2015) 68 Current Legal Problems 119
  • Rackley E, ‘Why Feminist Legal Scholars Should Write Judgments: Reflections on the Feminist Judgments Project in England and Wales’, (2012) 24 Canadian Journal of Women and Law 389
  • Hunter C and Fitzpatrick B, ‘Feminist Judging and Legal Theory’ (2012) 46(3) The Law Teacher 255
  • Hunter R, ‘Feminist Judgments as Teaching Resources’ (2012) 2(5) Onati Socio-Legal Series 47
  • Hunter R, ‘The Power of Feminist Judgments?’ (2012) 20 Feminist Legal Studies 135-148
  • Rackley E, ‘Detailing Judicial Difference’ (2009) 17(1) Feminist Legal Studies 11-26
  • Hunter R and Gaze B, ‘Access to Justice for Discrimination Complainants: Courts and Legal Representation’ (2009) 32 UNSW Law Journal 699
  • Hunter R and De Simone T, ‘Women, Legal Aid and Social Inclusion’ (2009) 44 Australian Journal of Social Issues 379
  • Rackley E, ‘What a Difference Makes: Gendered Harms and Judicial Diversity’ (2008) 15 International Journal of the Legal Profession 31-50
  • Hunter R, ‘Can Feminist Judges Make a Difference?’ (2008) 15 International Journal of the Legal Profession 7
  • Kenney S, Gender on the Agenda: How the Paucity of Women Judges Became an Issue (2008) 70 Journal of Politics 717
  • Rackley E, ‘Judicial Diversity, the Woman Judge and Fairy Tale Endings’ (2007) 27(1) Legal Studies 74-94
  • Rackley E, ‘Difference in the House of Lords’ (2006) 15(2) Social and Legal Studies 163-185
  • Rackley E, ‘When Hercules Met the Happy Prince: Re-Imagining the Judge’ (2005) 12 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 213-232
  • Rackley E, ‘Reassessing Portia: The Iconic Potential of Shakespeare’s Woman Lawyer’ (2003) 11(1) Feminist Legal Studies 25-44
  • Barmes L, ‘Adjudication and Public Opinion’ [2002] 118 Law Quarterly Review 600
  • Rackley E, ‘Representations of the (Woman) Judge: Hercules, the Little Mermaid and the vain and naked Emperor’ (2002) 22(4) Legal Studies 602-624

Judicial Selection and Appointments – England and Wales

Texts

Journals Articles

  • Sommerlad H, ‘The “Social Magic” of Merit’ (2015) 83 Fordham Law Review 2325.
  • Sommerlad H, ‘Diversity, Merit, and the English Judiciary: The Lessons that can be Learned from the Reform of the Selection Process: A UK Contribution’ (2013) 40 Fordham Urban Law Journal City Square 94.
  • Malleson K, ‘The Legal Profession as Gatekeepers to the Judiciary: Design Faults in Measures to Enhance Diversity’ (2010) 74 (2) Modern Law Review 245.
  • Malleson K, ‘Rethinking the Merit Principle in Judicial Selection’ (2006) 33 Journal of Law and Society 126.
  • Jefferey Jowell, ‘The Appointment and Accountability of Judges’ (Helen Suzman Foundation 2012 <http://www.biicl.org/files/5951_hsf_lecture_17may2012.pdf>
  • Legg T, ‘Judges for the New Century’ [2000] Public Law 62.
  • Hamilton B, ‘Criteria for Judicial Appointment and “Merit“‘ (1999) 15 Queensland University of Technology Law Journal 10.

Positive Action [and Quotas] – England and Wales

Texts

  • Malleson K, ‘Gender Quotas for the Judiciary in England and Wales’ in U. Shultz and G Shaw (eds), Gender and the Judiciary (Hart Publishing 2013).

Journal Articles

  • Malleson K, ‘Diversity in the judiciary: The case for Positive Action’ (2009) 36 (3) Journal of Law and Society 376.
  • Barmes L, ‘Equality and Experimentation: The Positive Action Challenge’ (2009) 68 Cambridge Law Journal 623.
  • Ruiz B and Rubio Marin R, ‘The Gender of Representation: On Democracy, Equality and Parity’ (2008) 6 I. Con 287.

Appellate Courts – England and Wales

Texts

  • Malleson K, ‘Who Goes Upstairs: Appointments to the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords’ in Blom-Cooper, Drewry and Dickson (eds) The Judicial House of Lords (Oxford University Press 2009).

Journals

  • Lynch A, ‘Review Essay: Courts and Teamwork: What it Means for Judicial Diversity’ (2015) 38 University of New South Wales Law Journal 1421.
  • Hunter R, ‘A Conversation with Baroness Hale (2008) 16 Feminist Legal Studies 237.

Comparative and International Perspectives

Texts

  • Dawuni J and Kuenyehia A (eds),  African Women Judges on International Courts: Unveiled Narratives (Routledge 2017, forthcoming)
  • Dawuni J and Bauer G (eds), Gender and the Judiciary in Africa: Moving from Obscurity to Parity? (Routledge 2016)
  • Douglas H, Bartlett F, Luker T, Hunter R, Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law (Hart 2015).
  • Lee HP (ed), Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2011).
  • Rhode D (ed), The Difference “Difference” Makes: Women and Leadership (Stanford University Press 2002).
  • Hill A and Jordan E, The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings (Oxford Press 1995).

Journals

  • Dawuni J, ‘To “Mother” or Not to “Mother.” The Representative Roles of Women Judges in Ghana’ (2016) 60 (3) Journal of African Law 419-440.
  • Masengu T, ‘It’s a Man’s World : Barriers to Gender Transformation in the South African Judiciary. Perspectives from Women Advocates and Attorneys’ (2016) 23 International Journal of the Legal Profession 305.
  • Lynch A and Handsley E, ‘Facing up to Diversity? Transparency and the Reform of Commonwealth Judicial Appointments 2008-13’ (2015) 37 Sydney Law Review 187.
  • Hobbs H, ‘Finding a Fair Reflection on the High Court of Australia‘ (2015) 40 Alternative Law Journal 13.
    Dixon R, ‘Female Justices, Feminism, and the Politics of Judicial Appointment: A Re-Examination.’ (2010) 21 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 297
  • Solanke VI, ‘Diversity and Independence in the European Court of Justice’ (2009) 15 Columbia Journal of European Law 89.
  • Resnik J, ‘Composing a Judiciary: Reflections on Proposed Reforms in the United Kingdom on How to Change the Voices of and the Constituencies for Judging’ (2004) 24 Legal Studies 228.
  • Resnik J, ‘Reconstructing Equality: Of Justice, Justicia, and the Gender of Jurisdiction (2002) 14 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 393.
  • Resnik J, ‘The Programmatic Judiciary: Lobbying, Judging and Invalidating: The Violence Against Women Act (2000) 74 Southern California Law Review 269.
  • Cooney S, ‘Gender and Judicial Selection: Should There Be More Women on the Courts‘ (1993) 19 Melbourne University Law Review 20
  • Resnik J, ‘Gender Bias: From Classes to Courts’ (1993) 45 Stanford Law Review 2195.
  • Resnik J, ‘Visible on Women’s Issues’ (1991) 77 Iowa Law Review 41.
  • Resnik J, Changing Criteria for Judging Judges’ (1990) 84 Northwestern University Law Review 889.
  • Resnik J, ‘One Bias: Feminist Reconsiderations of the Aspirations for Our Judges’ (1988) 61 Southern California Law Review 1877.
  • Resnik J, ‘Images of Justice’ (1987) 96 Yale Law Journal 1727.
  • Shetreet S, ‘Who Will Judge – Reflections on the Process and Standards of Judicial Selection’ (1987) 61 Australian Law Journal 766.