Educating Judges: Towards a New Model of Continuing Judicial Learning
This volume provides the first comprehensive study of judicial education. Judicial education is new to the common law tradition of judging. During the past twenty years, the education of judges has become a matter of considerable prominence and debate in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia, most recently prompted by media complaints of gender and racial bias. This work researches the underlying issues through a comparative analysis of experience across the common law world. The author explores the need for judicial education and how it should be provided. He argues that judicial education is a distinctive process, owing to the doctrine of judicial independence and a number of educational considerations. The work offers a model approach for educating judges and provides analysis, reasoned insights and practical assistance for judges and educators to guide future endeavour. With an introduction from Sir Anthony Mason, Chief Justice of Australia between 1987 and 1995.
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