GENDER AND JUDGING: WOMEN ON THE BENCH – 3 Women 3 Ways, Radio Podcast Show

Description of talk from 3 Women 3 Ways website:

GENDER AND JUDGING: WOMEN ON THE BENCH

Does it matter if you go before a male or a female judge? Do they make different decisions? And here’s an easy one: are there more men judges or women judges? Twenty years ago, pundits explained the low numbers of women on the bench by pointing out the low numbers of female law school grads. That explanation no longer holds water. So where are the women judges, and why should we care?

Dr. Sally Kenney is the co-founder and co-chair of the Law And Society’s Collaborative Research Network on Women Judges, and has researched gender and judging, judicial selection, feminist social movements, women and electoral politics, the European Court of Justice, exclusionary employment policies, and pregnancy discrimination. Her most recent book, Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter, was published by Routledge Press in 2013. She has worked closely with the academic network of the National Association of Women Judges and in 2013, she received the National Association of Women Judges Florence Murray Award. She has also conducted trainings for judges in Tbilisi, Georgia and Nairobi, Kenya, as well as throughout the United States. She also is a founder of the Infinity Project, an organization that works to increase gender diversity of federal judges.

Link to access to the podcast session featuring Dr. Sally J. Kenney: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways/2016/05/21/gender-and-judging-women-on-the-bench

NAWJ 35th Annual Conference: Judging and all that Jazz


The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) will host its 35th Annual Conference, Judging and all that Jazz, on October 9-13, 2013 at the New Orleans, Louisiana Ritz Carlton. This will be an incredible opportunity to learn more about gender in the judiciary, make connections with other academics in the field, and have a wonderful time in the Big Easy.

Contact the NAWJ website for registration, programmatic and hotel details today!