[about the conference]

On 6-7 November 2015, the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) in the Law School at the University of Birmingham and the Law School at the University of Sheffield will host an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC). This one-and-half day conference will bring together judges, officials, practitioners and academics to reflect on the JAC’s first ten years—its successes and failures; past and future challenges; the prospects for faster progress on diversity and obstacles to this—as well as judicial appointments more generally.Untitled

The conference will open with a keynote lecture by Lady Hale on appointments to the UK Supreme Court.

Programme: You can download a copy of the draft programme here.

We are extremely grateful to the Socio-Legal Studies Association for providing support for the conference as part of its annual seminar series. Please follow the hashtag #JAC10 to keep up to date with developments.

[conference organisers]

Graham Gee: g.gee[@]sheffield.ac.uk; @GDSGee

Erika Rackley: e.rackley[@]bham.ac.uk; @erikarackley

Elena Kapardis (PGR stream): EXK465[@]student.bham.ac.uk