Women on High Courts

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This collaborative project between Co-Principal Investigators Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Valerie J. Hoekstra, Alice J. Kang, and Miki Caul Kittilson provides data and visualizations for where women have served on constitutional courts and supreme courts worldwide. The scope of the research includes women on high courts in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The data gathered for the project are publicly available for download.


A book by the PIs, Reimagining the Judiciary: Women’s Representation on High Courts Worldwide, offers a theoretical framework for understanding the inclusion of women on high courts and cross-country analysis (Oxford University Press 2021). Co-winner of the 2022 C. Herman Pritchett Award. Read the Introduction (pdf). Temporary 30% discount code: ASFLYQ6


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1323949, 1323968, and 1324181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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