International Women’s Day 1911 to 2011

Listen to Professor Kate Malleson’s podcast for International Women’s Day on the triumphs and struggles of women in the legal sphere and the ongoing fight for gender equality. International Women’s Day Podcast [MP3 4.08 MB]

Dame Jill Black appointed to Court of Appeal

On 1 June 2010 Dame Jill Black was appointed to the Court of Appeal, having previously sat in the Family Division of the High Court. Her appointment brings the total number of women in the Court of Appeal to four. However, this still represents less than 12 percent of the membership of the Court. See … Read more

Elena Kagan appointed to US Supreme Court

The Equal Justices Initiative (EJI) welcomes the appointment of Elena Kagan to the USSC. Kagan is the fourth woman to be appointed to the court and brings the total of women on the US Supreme Court bench, for the first time, to three. This is in stark contrast to the position of the UK Supreme … Read more

Elena Kagan nominated to US Supreme Court

The Equal Justices Initiative (EJI) welcomes the news that President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to the USSC. If appointed, she will become the third woman out of nine justices on the court. In light of the recent controversy surrounding the application of Jonathan Sumption QC for appointment to the UK Supreme Court, we note … Read more

Appointment of Supreme Court Justice

Sir John Dyson has been appointed as the twelfth member of the Supreme Court. While Sir John is a first-rate judge and is undoubtedly well-qualified to join the Supreme Court, it is deeply disappointing to see that the opportunity has been missed to appoint a second woman to the Court. Mary Arden was, apparently, short-listed … Read more