Court Appointment Processes and Judicial Diversity

(2013) 24 Public Law Review 233

6 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2013

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Alysia Blackham

Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: December 2013

Abstract

Judicial appointment processes have significant potential to promote or hinder diversity. This comment considers recent changes in the United Kingdom to the judicial appointments process designed to increase diversity. It explores the potential implications of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (UK) for diversity in the UK Supreme Court, and the lessons from these reforms for Australian policy-makers.

Keywords: Judicial appointments, Diversity, Equal Opportunities, Courts, Australia, United Kingdom

Suggested Citation

Blackham, Alysia, Court Appointment Processes and Judicial Diversity (December 2013). (2013) 24 Public Law Review 233. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2372048

Alysia Blackham (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne ( email )

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Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person97769

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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