Australian Feminist Judgments Project: Jurisprudence as Praxis (2012–2014)

There are more women judges now in Australia than ever before, but the effects of this change on judicial subjectivity, jurisprudential method and substantive decision-making have not been systematically explored. This project with investigate the role feminist legal theory has played and could play in Australian judicial decision-making. The outcomes will include analysis of existing case law and the practices and approaches of feminist judges, and a collection of alternative feminist judgments in key Australian cases. The project will make significant contributions to legal and feminist literature and to legal, policy and law reform debates in social justice, judicial education and judicial appointments.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council