Judicial Selections Reform in Comparative Context

University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 591-628, 2007

30 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2011

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Ron Levy

Australian National University

Date Written: December 3, 2011

Abstract

In the past two decades, many common law states have tweaked, modernized, or radically upended their methods of judicial selections, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. This article reviews a number of these innovations, including public hearings and efforts to set more 'objective' methods and criteria for selections. The article focuses on the impact of reforms on cultures of judicial decision-making and selections.

Keywords: Judicial, judge, appointment, selection, appellate, reform, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Suggested Citation

Levy, Ron, Judicial Selections Reform in Comparative Context (December 3, 2011). University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 591-628, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1967455

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Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Australia

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