OSLS issue 7 (4), "Too few judges? Regulating the Number of Judges in Society" is online

01 Dec 2017

A new issue of the IISL's online journal, Oñati Socio-legal Series, is online as of 1 December. The socio-legal quarterly offers a monographic entitled "Too few judges? Regulating the Number of Judges in Society", which is a result of the workshop of the same name that took place at the Institute from 30 June to 1 July, 2016. The monographic has been coordinated by Eyal Katvan (Center of Law & Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel), Ulrike Schultz (FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany), Avrom Sherr (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, UK) and Boaz Shnoor (Center of Law & Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel).

The workshop investigated whether there is substance to the claims of a shortage of judges, and if so, the severity of the problem; it sought out the sources of the problem; established its social price; and proposed solutions to it. The papers presented at the workshop, and published now as a monographic issue, expose the data (not always publicly-available and accessible) and examine it, consider the sources of the problem, and the consequences of the undersupply of judges (pros and cons), and then propose various solutions. 

The contributors to this monographic issue are:

  • Avrom Sherr (IALS, London, UK)
  • Marco Fabri (IRSIG-CNR, Bologna, Italy)
  • Matthew Kleiman, Cynthia G. Lee, Brian J. Ostrom & Richard Y. Schauffler (NCSC, US)
  • Eli Wald (University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, US)
  • Anne Wallace, Sharyn Roach Anleu & Kathy Mack (LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)
  • Avner Levin & Asher Alkoby (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada)
  • Livia Holden (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK; University of Padua, Italy)
  • Hugh Corder (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Bruce Green (Fordham Law School, New York, US)
  • Limor Zer-Gutman (COMAS Law School, Israel)
  • Boaz Shnoor & Eyal Katvan (Ramat Gan Law School, Israel)
  • Brian Opeskin (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
  • Helena Whalen-Bridge (NUS, Singapore)