The Judicial System


Rachel moved into the study of Law from a successful career in academic science in the area of cancer biology and bacterial genetics. She completed a PhD in Science in 1994 at Trinity College (Dublin) and moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston) and then to Imperial College (London). This work is widely published and won several international prizes.


Kishwar's research interests are the role of judiciary in the democratic process in Pakistan during Military and Civil Governments 1999-2013.


Professor Linda Mulcahy joined the Law Department at the London School of Economics in 2010. Having gained qualifications in law, sociology and the history of art and architecture, Linda’s work has a strong interdisciplinary flavour.

Judges: Angry? Biased? Burned out?

This conference brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policy makers and experts in fields such as psychology, to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system.

The long held perception that emotion impairs our ability to reason has created the ideal of the dispassionate judge. Judges are expected to preside in court and render judicial decisions while remaining detached from, and unmoved by, painful and harrowing events recounted before them.

2018 Public Law Weekend continues University’s long tradition in administrative law

Dr Heather Roberts receives DECRA for judicial research

Why we need transparency in judicial appointments

“New Ways Forward” with Michael Coper – celebrating a lifetime’s achievements


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