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The Art of Judging and Perspectives on Judicial Decision-Making: Dr Laura Cahillane

Objectives include:

  • Gaining an insight into how Irish judges see their role
  • Investigating perceptions around judging and what it should aim for – justice? fairness? application of law? Etc.
  • Analysing whether different factors such as gender, social background, education, etc, can (consciously or not) influence judicial decision-making

Students will design a survey, distribute it to the judiciary, and analyse the results. They will draw up a report and make a presentation based on their findings.