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Feminist Judgments

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Episode Description

In this International Women’s Day 2022 special, Professor Linda Mulcahy speaks with Professor Rosemary Hunter (University of Kent), Professor Sharon Cowan (University of Edinburgh), and Professor Aoife O’Donoghue (University of Durham) about various feminist judgments projects in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern/Ireland.

Read about feminist judgment projects in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern/Ireland

Hunter, R., McGlynn, C., and Rackley, E. (2010). Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice (Hart Publishing).

Enright, M., McCandless, J., and O’Donoghue A. (2017) Northern / Irish Feminist Judgments: Judges’ Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity (Hart Publishing).

Cowan, S., Kennedy, C., and Munro, V. E. (2019). Scottish Feminist Judgments: (Re)Creating Law from the Outside In (Hart Publishing).


About the Speakers

Portrait of Rosemary Hunter

Professor Rosemary Hunter

Kent Law School, University of Kent

Professor Rosemary Hunter FAcSS began her academic career in Australia. At Griffith she served as Director of the Socio-Legal Research Centre and Dean of the Law Faculty. She moved to the UK in 2006, and spent eight years at the University of Kent and four years at Queen Mary University of London before returning to Kent Law School in 2018. Together with Professor Clare McGlynn and Dr Erika Rackley, she was one of the co-organisers of the Feminist Judgments Project. Professor Hunter has co-organised feminist judgment projects in Australia and New Zealand, and has supported and advised similar projects in the USA, Northern/Ireland, India, Scotland and Brazil.

Portrait of Sharon Cowan

Professor Sharon Cowan

Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Professor Sharon Cowan completed an LLB (Hons) from Strathclyde University, and an MPhil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. She undertook two years as a researcher at the London School of Economics before going on to complete a PhD at Brunel University, London. Sharon was a lecturer at the University of Warwick for three years prior to joining the University of Edinburgh in 2004. Along with Dr Chloe Kennedy and Professor Vanessa Munro, she is a co-editor of the Scottish Feminist Judgments Project.

Portrait of Aoife O'Donoghue

Professor Aoife O’Donoghue

Durham Law School, Durham University

Professor Aoife O'Donoghue's research centres on public international law, constitutionalism and feminism with a particular interest in global law, global governance and legal theory. Aoife's work examines constitutionalism (global), tyranny, utopias and feminism, global legal theory and international legal history. With Máiréad Enright, Aoife has co-edited and led a group of 25 academics to co-author a draft Rewrite of the Mother and Babies Home Commission Report in Ireland. This project shares a methodology with the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project that Aoife also co-led with Máiréad Enright and Julie McCandless.

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