Mack, Kathy

Name: Kathy Mack
Department: Law School
Institution: Flinders University
Address: School of Law, GPO Box 2100 Adelaide 5001 Australia
Phone: + 61 (0)8 8201 3627
Fax: + 61 (0)8 8201 3630


BA (magna cum laude, Rice), JD (Stanford), LLM (Adel)

Research Interests:

Research interests are courts and judicial officers, dispute resolution, feminist legal theory, legal education, and evidence and criminal procedure.  Publications include a monograph on court-connected alternative dispute resolution as well as articles on gender bias and the judiciary, legal education, and feminist perspectives on evidence and proof.

Since 2001, Kathy has been  engaged in a national research project examining the changing role of the magistrates courts and a national socio-legal study of the Australian judiciary , in collaboration with Professor Sharyn Roach-Anleu. This research has been funded by an ARC Linkage-Project Grant, with all magistrates courts and the Association of Australian Magistrates as industry partners, two ARC Discovery Grants and another ARC Linkage-Project grant with the Magistrates Courts of South Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria and the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration as collaborating organisations.

Publications on Gender and Judging:


Mack, K.M. & Roach Anleu, S.L., 2010. Women in the Australian Judiciary. In Women and the Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 370-388.


Roach Anleu, S.L. & Mack, K.M., 2009. Gender, judging and job satisfaction. Feminist Legal Studies, 17(1), 77-79



Mack, K.M. & Roach Anleu, S. L., 2008. The National survey of Austrailian Judges: an overview of findings. Journal of Judicial Administration, 18(1), 5-21.