Law and Society Association 2012-Proposed Panels

These are two sets of panels for the 2012 Law and Society Association Conference.

Gender and Judging I


Chair: Reg Graycar


“Tribunal Panel decision-making about welfare benefits.  Does gender or anything else make a consistent difference?”

Hazel Genn, University College London,


“The Structure of Sentencing Decisions as Emotion Management”

Sharyn Roach Anleu and Professor Kathy Mack, Flinders University,   


“Feminist Judgments: Making a Difference”

Rosemary Hunter, University of Kent,


“What women judges say about dissent?”

Marie-Claire Belleau, Université Laval,

“Women on State Courts: Policy Diffusion and Political Culture

Sally J. Kenney, Tulane University,


“Women in the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR”

Laura Hilly, Oxford University,


Discussant: Bryna (Rina) Bogoch, Bar Ilan University,


Gender and Judging II


Film Screeing: “Giant Fighter” the story of Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court with filmmaker Emily Haddad


Gender and Judging III


Gender and Judging CRN Business Meeting on the Gender and Judging Blog, Gender and Judging on Wikipedia, and the IRC


Also, there are three on Gender and Judicial Edication:

IRC 5 Gender and Judicial Education

Organisers: Ulrike Schultz and Brettel Dawson



Gender (and related social context themes) has emerged as a strong current in judicial education. Overall judicial education has greatly expanded in common law countries in the past 25 years. More recently it has become a core component in judicial reform programs in developing countries with gender attentiveness as an element required by donor agencies. In civil law jurisdictions, judicial schools have long played a role in the formation of the career judiciary with a focus on entry to the judicial profession and in-service education. Gender questions, however, tend to be neglected in the curricula.


What is the state of affairs? How is judicial education implemented in developed and developing countries all around the world? Who are the educators? Who is educated? What are the theories of gender and equality which are animating these programs? How is judicial education on gender regarded by judges? How effective are these programs? How does taking ‘social context’ into account as a core aspect of effective and responsive judging change the model of judging? What, if any, correlation exists with the appointment of a more diverse judiciary including women judges and judges from non-majority cultures? What is the relationship between a specific focus on gender equality and mandates for judicial impartiality and judicial independence?

In what way finally can the experiences be compared to those with gender education for lawyers and law firms?



Gender and Judicial Education I


Judicial Education Programmes and their Approach to Gender Issues


Tracking number: 153969


Chair: Haesook Kim

Discussant: Ulrike Schultz


Brettel Dawson: Principles and Process: Judicial Education on Social Context and Gender in Canada


Beatriz Kohen: Gender  training for the judiciary in Argentina: the challenge to measure its mid and long term impact


Keiko Sawa: Civil law countries´ tradition and judicial education on gender in Japan: Independence or control of judges?


Chihara Watanabe: Japanese judicial training programs and their approach to gender issues as women’s human rights




Gender and Judicial Education II


Neglect of Gender Issues in Judicial Training Programmes – Causes and Consequences


Tracking number: 153970


Chair: Brettel Dawson

Discussant: Beatriz Kohen


Maureen Owor and Harriet Musoke: Gender and Judicial Education in Uganda: the neglect of gender questions


Ulrike Schultz: How to gender (judicial) legal education – proposals for Germany


Haesook Kim: Winds of Change: Reform of Legal Education – A New Reality for Women Jurists in Korea


Kayo Minamino: Failure or Successful Conciliation? A cause for the conduct oriented gender education for the judiciary in Japan”


Issei Sakano: Gender and Judicial Education in Cambodia




Gender and Judicial Education III


Violence against women – what is needed to make judges deal with it adequately


Tracking number: 153971


Chair: Beatriz Kohen

Discussant: Brettel Dawson


Tapan Ranjan Mohanty: Gender and Judicial Education: Weaving Law and Logic in Judicial Training in India


Arvind Agrawal: The Necessity for Teaching  Gender Sensitivity to Judges: The Case of Himachal Pradesh (India)


Atsuko Miwa: Toward a Gender-Fair Justice: A Feminist Critique of the Recent Supreme Court Decision on a Rape Case in Japan


Akiko Tejima: Domestic Violence – Protection order and the conduct regulations of the court officers: control or training?

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