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 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.