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Overcoming disproportionate interruptions faced by female judges

Amelia Loughland initially set out to replicate a US study assessing the volume of conservatives interrupting progressive justices. Her study of the High Court of Australia, though, demonstrated quite a different trend.

user iconTasha Levy 06 March 2020 Podcast
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Ms Loughland joins host Jerome Doraisamy on this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show to unpack the findings of her research paper, “Female Judges, Interrupted”, which suggests that the volume of interruptions faced by female judges on the High Court of Australia far exceeds that of their male counterparts.

She comments on the nature of the interruptions, provides possible explanations for the discrepancy and suggests some potential strategies to help the profession overcome this imbalance.


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