Friday 6 November 

1030-1230                PGR Stream

Alysia Blackman, Elena Kapardis, Sarah O’Rouke, Diana Richards, Joan Richardson and Alison (Lu) Xu

1415                           Keynote Address: Appointing the UK Supreme Court   

Lady Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court

1515                            Coffee and Conference Registration (at Horton Grange)

1545                           Opening Remarks: The JAC: The First 10 Years [TBC]

Christopher Stephens, Chair of the JAC

1600                           Panel on Legitimacy

Chair: Emily Jackson (LSE and JAC)

  • ‘Judging the JAC: Is There Too Much Judicial Influence on Judicial Appointments?’, Graham Gee (University of Sheffield)
  • ‘Beyond Merit’, John Morison (Queens University Belfast)
  • ‘The Judicial Services Commission: Lessons from South Africa’, Cora Hoexter (Wits University)

Discussant: Alexandra Marks (JAC)

1745-1830                ‘Breakout Session’

1830-1930                   Reception followed by conference dinner

Saturday 7 November

0845                            Coffee and Registration

0930                           Panel on Diversity

Chair: Cordella Bart-Stewart (Black Solicitors’ Network)

  • ‘How Diverse is a Diverse Judiciary?’, Erika Rackley (University of Birmingham)
  • ‘Problems of Scale in Achieving Judicial Diversity’, Rosemary Hunter (Queen Mary)
  • ‘Diversity without a JAC: Is Australia Serious about Judicial Appointments Reform?’, Andrew Lynch (University of New South Wales)

Discussant: HH Judge Usha Karu (JAC)

1130                            Coffee

1145                         Panel on Accountability

Chair: Mushtaq Khan (President, Birmingham Law Society)

  • ‘The JAC and Parliament: The Politics of Accountability’, Alex Horne (Joint Committee of Human Rights)
  • ‘The Case for Quotas in the Judicial Appointment Process in England and Wales’, Kate Malleson (Queen Mary)
  • Third Speaker: TBC

Discussant: TBC

1315                            Lunch
1415                           In Conversation With…

Chair: Karon Monaghan QC (Matrix Chambers)

  • Christopher Stevens (Chair, JAC)
  • Alan Paterson (University of Strathclyde)
  • [Senior Judge: TBC]

1530  CLOSE


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