Pioneering Women in the Judiciary with Baroness Lady Hale

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Lady Hale retired as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the most senior Judge in the United Kingdom, in January 2020. Before becoming a Judge, she had a varied career, as an academic lawyer at the University of Manchester (also qualifying and practising for a while as a barrister in Manchester), as the first woman member of the Law Commission, a statutory body which promotes the reform of the law, where she led successful projects in Family Law and Mental Capacity Law, and also sat as a part time Judge.

She was appointed a High Court Judge in 1994, was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 1999, and in 2004 became the first and only woman ‘Law Lord’ in the House of Lords, then the apex court in the United Kingdom. In 2009, the Law Lords were translated into the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. She became its Deputy President in 2013 and its first woman President in 2017. She is also President of the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges and a past President of the International Association of Women Judges.

This event is being coordinated by The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee and the University of Dundee Chaplaincy.

This was a virtual event and took place via Teams Live

Period9 Mar 2022
Event titleDundee Women's Festival: Today's Women Shape Tomorrow's World
Event typeOther
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational