Can Feminist Judges Make a Difference?

Hunter, Rosemary (2008) Can Feminist Judges Make a Difference? International Journal of the Legal Profession, 15 (1&2). pp. 7-36. ISSN 0969-5958. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Many of the expectations and aspirations about the ‘difference’ that women judges would make have proved unrealistic, given the inevitable diversity and often conservatism of women appointed as judges. On the other hand, we might reasonably expect feminist judges to ‘make a difference’. This essay focuses on feminist judges, and seeks to identify what it is that we might reasonably expect of them. This in turn requires consideration of who counts as a feminist judge, what might be included in a feminist approach to judging, and what institutional norms inherent within the judicial role might constrain the adoption of a feminist approach. The essay concludes that feminist judges both can and ought to make a difference across a wide range of judicial activities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Amy Parkes
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 14:23
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2009 14:23
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