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Why do so few women serve on higher courts? And what is their influence on the jurisprudence of these courts? Are there additional, specific benefits to greater judicial diversity to be expected and how should these be achieved? Please join us in person at the Washington College of Law at American University or or online on October 11th.


11.45AM EST Arrival for lunch

12:00PM EST Introduction

12:10-1PM EST Keynote Speech: the Hon Marjorie Margolies on Women and Public Health, Moderator: Prof. Maya Manian, American University College of Law

1:00- 2:30PM EST Panel on Women Judges on European Courts

The Hon Tamara Perisin, European Court of Justice

Prof. Fernanda Nicola, American University College of Law

Prof. Laure Clement-Wilz, Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)

The conference will kick off two days of conversations on women in leadership (click here for the program for Wednesday 12th).

The conference is a hybrid format and can be followed in person and online. The conference is part of the State of Women Research Network and it is jointly organized by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and American University’s Women and the Law Program and Women & Politics Institute, and Women Campaign International with the financial support of the European Commission’s ERASMUS+ program.

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