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Interviewing Judges

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Mark Coen (School of Law, University College Dublin) about interviewing judges.

Readings Recommended by Dr Mark Coen

Ogloff, J. et. al. (2006), The Jury Project: Stage 1—A Survey of Australian and New Zealand Judges (Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration).

Darbyshire, P. (2011), Sitting in Judgment: The Working Lives of Judges (Hart Publishing).

Najdovski-Terziovski, E., Clough, J. A., & Ogloff, J. R. (2008), In your own words: A survey of judicial attitudes to jury communication. 18(2) Journal of Judicial Administration 65.

Coen, M. et. al. (2020), Respect, reform and research: An empirical insight into judge-jury relations. 4(2) Irish Judicial Studies Journal 116.

Howlin, N. (2022), ‘Robinson Crusoe on a desert island?’ Judicial education in Ireland, 1995–2019. 42(3) Legal Studies 525.

About the Speaker

Dr Mark Coen

School of Law, University College Dublin

Dr Mark Coen is a Lecturer in Law at University College Dublin. He previously lectured in Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, and Durham University. Mark's research interests are in public law, especially in contemporary and historical criminal justice, and the Law of Evidence. With Dr Niamh Howlin, Dr Colette Barry, and Mr John Lynch, Mark is currently working on a project entitled 'Judge-Jury Interactions in Ireland', funded by the Fitzpatrick Family Foundation. This empirical study is the first to examine the relationship between judges and juries in Irish criminal trials.

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