Sessions Information

  • January 2, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Discussion Groups
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Roosevelt 4
    Floor: Exhibition Level


    The members of this discussion group are experts who have studied the role of women as adjudicators within international, international criminal, regional, and national tribunals. In this program, they will assess the historical and present role of female judges at different tribunals, examining the premise that women judge differently than men. Discussants will focus on questions of adequate gender representation on these tribunals’ benches and on questions of legitimacy for tribunals whose benches are not particularly gender-diverse. They will also suggest policies that would better enable women to participate in international, regional, and national adjudication and would ameliorate women’s experience on the bench.

Session Speakers
Organization: Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Howard University
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: University of Baltimore School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: American University, Washington College of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Discussion Group Participant

Organization: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
Discussion Group Moderator

Session Fees
  • [3040] AALS Discussion Group - The Role of Women as International, Regional, and National Judges: $0.00