Discussing “English Reforms to Judicial Selection: Comparative Lessons for American States?” by Judith Maute

5. “Diversity, Merit, and the English Judiciary: The Lessons that can be Learned from the Reform of Selection Processes, A U.K. Contribution” by Hilary Sommerlad

December 23rd, 2013

5. "Diversity, Merit, and the English Judiciary: The Lessons that can be Learned from the Reform of Selection Processes, A U.K. Contribution" by Hilary Sommerlad

Thank you to the Fordham Urban Law Journal for this opportunity to participate in the debate over the recent United Kingdom Constitutional Reform Act of 2005 (“CRA”),[1] which was delineated so comprehensively by Professor Maute, particularly the potential of the new judicial appointment processes it instituted for diversifying the judiciary.[2]  Sparked by Professor Maute’s suggestion that these reforms could provide lessons for the U.S. selection system, the conversation has been broadened by subsequent contributors to encompass themes such as the meaning and value of diversity, the means by which progress on diversity can be measured, and the question of merit, representativeness and judicial legitimacy.[3]  

4. “Drawing Lessons from the U.K. Constitutional Reform Act of 2005” by Terence J. Lau

December 14th, 2013

4. "Drawing Lessons from the U.K. Constitutional Reform Act of 2005" by Terence J. Lau

3. “Fishing Lessons Across the Atlantic: Where is the Spot Between ‘Elitism’ and Politics?” by Jeffrey D. Jackson

October 29th, 2013

3. "Fishing Lessons Across the Atlantic: Where is the Spot Between 'Elitism' and Politics?" by Jeffrey D. Jackson

2. “Against Overreliance on Nose-Counts” by Judith Maute

March 19th, 2012

1. “Beyond the City Square: Fishing in Wider Pools Without Soundings” by Monica Fennell

February 3rd, 2012

I would like to open up a conversation in City Square about diversity in the judicial appointment process in the United Kingdom and the United States, a conversation sparked