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Kiefel appointment is refreshing, but greater diversity is an ongoing task

Members of the Trailblazing Women and the Law project team are delighted by the appointment of Susan Kiefel as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. But as Kim Rubenstein reminds us, her cleaving of this judicial glass ceiling she not be regarded as an endpoint in the quest for greater diversity on the bench, […]

Changing the Question: what must the legal industry do to achieve real equality?

Diversity remains a hot-button issue in the legal profession. Women dominate numbers at the lower ranks of firms but they remain under-represented at partner level and at the bar. Surely enough time has passed now for that gap to be narrower than it is? Lara Bullock of Lawyers Weekly reports on a meeting involving some high-profile members of […]

Female trailblazers shy away from the spotlight

Professor Kim Rubenstein,  Director of the Centre for International and Public Law and an ANU public policy fellow, Professor Kim Rubenstein, will talk at the Australian Women Lawyers National Conference (3-5 October) about the Trailblazing Women in the Law Project. Having conducted several interviews with women who have had major impact in the Australian legal landscape, Professor Rubenstein […]