Feminist Judgment Project organisers
Introduction to judgment organiser listing
Rosemary Hunter joined Kent Law School in September 2006, having previously taught at the University of Melbourne (1990-1997) and Griffith University (2000-2006) in Australia. During 1998-99 she worked as a Principal Researcher for the Justice Research Centre, part of the then Law Foundation of NSW. At Griffith she was Director of the Law School's Socio-Legal Research Centre (2000-2002) and then Dean (2003-2004).
Her major area of research interest is in feminist legal scholarship. Within that, she has done work in family law, access to justice, domestic violence, women's employment (including women in the legal profession and women judges), anti-discrimination law, and dispute resolution. She is particularly interested in the interface between law and society, and people's encounters with the legal system. Much of her recent work has taken an empirical approach, or has sought to build feminist legal theory from empirical data.
Clare McGlynn is a Professor of Law at Durham University and is one of the Feminist Judgments Project co-ordinators (together with Rosemary Hunter and Erika Rackley). She has written extensively on the status of women in the legal profession, including The Woman Lawyer: Making the Difference (Butterworths: 1998) and on discrimination and family law in the European Union (Families and the European Union: Law, Politics and Pluralism (Cambridge University Press: 2006)). More recently, her work has focussed on gender and the criminal law, particularly on the legal regulation of extreme pornography and rape law. She is co-editor of the recent edited collection Rethinking Rape Law: Iinternational and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge-Cavendish 2010).
Clare has written the judgment in R v A
Erika Rackley is a senior lecturer at Durham Law School. She has written widely on judicial diversity and the woman judge, particularly in relation to the developing jurisprudence of Brenda Hale. Erika has written a number of articles with Clare McGlynn on the recent legislation criminalising the possession of extreme pornography and in April 2007 co-organised a seminar entitled 'Positions on the Politics of Porn: a Debate on Government Plans to Criminalise the Possession of Extreme Pornography'. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.