The High Price of Success: The Backlash Against Women Judges in Australia

Hunter, Rosemary (2006) The High Price of Success: The Backlash Against Women Judges in Australia. In: Sheehy, E. and McIntyre, S., eds. Calling for Change: Women, Law, and the Legal Profession. Law Collection . Ottawa University Press, Ottawa, pp. 281-301. ISBN 0776606204. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Unique in both scope and perspective, "Calling for Change" investigates the status of women within the Canadian legal profession ten years after the first national report on the subject was published by the Canadian Bar Association. Elizabeth Sheehy and Sheila McIntyre bring together essays that investigate a wide range of topics, from the status of women in law schools, the practising bar, and on the bench, to women's grassroots engagement with law and with female lawyers from the 'frontlines.' Contributors not only reflect critically on the gains, losses, and barriers to change of the past decade, but also provide blueprints for future political action. Academics, community activists, practitioners, law students, women litigants, as well as law society benchers and staff explore how egalitarian change is occurring and/or being impeded in their particular contexts. Each of these unique voices offers lessons from their individual, collective and institutional efforts to confront and counter the inter-related forms of systemic inequality that compromise women's access to education and employment equity within legal institutions and, ultimately, to equal justice in Canada.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:10
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