Rackely, Erika

Name: Erika Rackley
Department: Law School
Institution: Durham University
Address: 50 North Bailey, Durham
United Kingdom
DH1 3ET
Phone: +44 (0) 191 33 42835
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 42801
Email: erika.rackley@durham.ac.uk
Website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/stafflist/?id=3607

Biography:

Erika Rackley is a senior lecturer in the Law School at Durham University. Erika joined the Law School in April 2006, having previously taught at the Universities of Leicester and Kent. She has written widely on judicial diversity and the woman judge, particularly, in relation to the developing jurisprudence of Brenda Hale. Erika has recently been awarded funding, under the AHRC research leave scheme, to pursue a broader theoretical project exploring the relationship between women, judging and judicial diversity. She is co-convener of the Law School’s Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD) research group.

Erika is co-organiser, with Clare McGlynn and Rosemary Hunter (Kent), of the Feminist Judgments Project and is co-editor of Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice. Erika is also on the executive committee of the Equal Justices Initiative, a group of academics, practitioners, judges and policy-makers working towards gender

Publications on Gender and Judging:

Rackley, Erika 2010. In Conversation with Lord Justice Etherton: Revisiting the Case for a More Diverse Judiciary. Public Law Oct: 14-21.

Rackley, Erika. 2009. Detailing Judicial Difference. Feminist Legal Studies 17: 11-26.

Rackley, Erika. 2008. What a Difference Difference Makes: Gendered Harms and Judicial Diversity. International Journal of the Legal Profession 15: 31-50. (Additional information)

Rackley, Erika. 2007. Judicial diversity, the woman judge and fairy tale endings. Legal Studies 27(1): 74-94. (Additional information) (View publication online)

Rackley, Erika. 2002. Representations of the (Woman) Judge: Hercules, the Little Mermaid, and the vain and naked Emperor. Legal Studies 22(4): 602-624. (Additional information) (View publication online)