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Querying the Gender Dynamics of Interruptions at Australian Oral Argument


Tonja Jacobi, Zoë Robinson and Patrick Leslie

Tonja Jacobi, Zoë Robinson and Patrick Leslie have provided a responsive comment to Amelia Loughland’s study, ‘Female Judges, Interrupted: A Study of Interruption Behaviour during Oral Argument at the High Court of Australia’. Jacobi, Robinson and Leslie have examined 25 years of oral argument in the High Court from 1995–2019 and employed statistical methods to test whether there is a gender effect at High Court oral argument, or whether the effects identified by Loughland may be a product of other factors relevant to interruption behaviour.

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