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Creating a Reflective Judiciary

Monday 10 July 2000
Hong Kong Theatre

What are the factors which influence the decisions of women lawyers and lawyers from minority ethnic groups when considering whether to apply for Silk or Judicial Office?

Leading academic Dr Kate Malleson will present her research findings on this question in her lecture; Creating a reflective judiciary: the challenge facing the judicial appointments process. The lecture, organised by the Association of Women Barristers and the Department of Law will take place on 10 July at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She will discuss the extent of indirect race and sex discrimination and the impact of patronage when applying for Silk or Judicial Office and during the consultation process. She will then look at how to bring the judicial appointment process in line with the expectations of today's society.

The lecture, chaired by the Rt. Hon Lord Steyn, follows the publication of her report commissioned by the Lord Chancellor's Department's Research Programme: Factors affecting the decision to apply for Silk and Judicial Office. This was co-written with Fareda Banda from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

This lecture is free and open to all, no ticket is required. It will take place on Monday 10 July at 6.15pm in LSE's Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych, London, WC2.



Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

For more details, please contact:

  • Colleen Etheridge on 020 7955 7271
  • Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, tel, 020 7955 7060.

Copies of the research paper are available free from the Lord Chancellor's Department (LCD) Research Secretariat, tel, 020 7210 8520 or from the LCD Press Office who can be reached on 020 7210 8512.

27 June 2000