The Feminisation of the Judiciary

Start Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
End Date: Friday, June 01, 2012
Category: Professional Practice
Venue: ENM Paris
Country: France
Leading organisation: ENM (French National School for the Judicary)
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Language(s): French
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 5
Contact: Anthony Manwaring
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Contact phone: +33 144419954

Course Description

Although the judiciary was only opened to women in 1946 (although the bar was opened in 1900), there has been a massive feminisation of the profession in recent years. A great deal of research has been carried out into the characteristics of this trend, particularly involving comparative approaches.

This course will take the feminisation of the judiciary in France as its starting point. Other questions will then be addressed: how should this transformation be seen? How widespread is it? How does it compare with other legal professions and other states?