Biography

Kathy joined Flinders in 1996 from the University of Adelaide. Previously, she practised law in California. Interests are courts and judicial officers, dispute resolution, feminist legal theory, legal education, and evidence and criminal procedure. Kathy has been involved with the skills programmes in the LLB/LP, especially in the first year. In 1997 she won a grant to develop methods encouraging students to become more reflective learners, especially in relation to practical skills.

Since 2001, Kathy has been engaged in a national research project examining the changing role of the magistrates courts and a national socio-legal study of the Australian judiciary, in collaboration with Professor Sharyn Roach-Anleu.

Qualifications

BA (magna cum laude, Rice), JD (Stanford), LLM (Adel)

Honours, awards and grants

Fellow, Australian Academy of Law

Research interests

Research interests are courts and judicial officers, dispute resolution, feminist legal theory, legal education, and evidence and criminal procedure. Publications include a monograph on court-connected alternative dispute resolution as well as articles on gender bias and the judiciary, legal education, and feminist perspectives on evidence and proof. She has written a book and articles (co-authored with Professor Sharyn Roach-Anleu) examining discussions and agreements leading to guilty pleas.

Since 2001, Kathy has been engaged in a national research project examining the changing role of the magistrates courts and a national socio-legal study of the Australian judiciary , in collaboration with Professor Sharyn Roach-Anleu. This research has been funded by an ARC Linkage-Project Grant, with all magistrates courts and the Association of Australian Magistrates as industry partners, two ARC Discovery Grants and another ARC Linkage-Project grant with the Magistrates Courts of South Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria and the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration as collaborating organisations.

Publications

  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S. (2013). Skills for Judicial Work: Comparing Women Judges and Women Magistrates. In U Schultz & G Shaw, ed. Gender and Judging. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 211-232.
    [Web Link]
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Social Change in the Australian Judiciary: Gender diversity. In K Carrington, M Ball, E O'Brien & J Tauri, ed. Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Basingtoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 200-214.
    [10.1057/9781137008695]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2010). Women in the Australian Judiciary. In Patricia Easteal, ed. Women and the Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 370-388.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2010). Trial Courts and Adjudication. In Peter Cane and Herbert M Kritzer, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 546-566.
  • Mack, K., Wallace, A. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2012). Judicial Workload: Time, Tasks and Work Organisation. Melbourne, VIC: Australian Institute of Judicial Administration.
    [Web Link]
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2012). Emotions and the Courtroom. Second International Sociology Association Forum. Buenos Aires. Aug 2012.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2007). Judicial Demeanour: Implications for Public Confidence. In Proceedings of the Confidence in the Courts Conference 2007. Confidence in the Courts Conference 2007. Canberra, ACT. Feb 2007.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2006). The influence of empirical research on law reform. In Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference. Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference. Sydney, NSW. Apr 2006.
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  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Judicial authority and emotion work. The Judicial Review, 11(3) pp. 329-347.
  • Mack, K. (2012). LEGAL ARCHITECTURE: JUSTICE, DUE PROCESS AND THE PLACE OF LAW by LINDA MULCAHY: REPRESENTING JUSTICE: INVENTION, CONTROVERSY, AND RIGHTS IN CITY-STATES AND DEMOCRATIC COURTROOMS by JUDITH RESNIK AND DENNIS CURTIS. Journal of Law and Society, 39(2) pp. 317-325.
    [10.1111/j.1467-6478.2012.00585.x]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2009). The Australian judiciary and professional development. Judicial Officer's Bulletin, 21(6) pp. 47-50.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2004). Who are magistrates today? Law Society Bulletin Sa, 26(7) pp. 32-33.
  • Davies, M.J. and Mack, K.M. (2004). 'Legal feminism - now and then' Australian Feminist Law Journal, 20 pp. 1-6.
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  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2008). Australian Magistrates: Continuity and Change (June 2008) Report No. 1/08. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2006). Magistrates' out of court work. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2006). Magistrates' Judicial and Non-Judicial Functions, Including Working Relationships. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2006). Who are the magistrates? Social and demographic characteristics. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2006). Becoming a magistrate. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2006). Magistrates Research Project: Overview of Research Findings. Adelaide, SA: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2006). National court observation study: Overview of findings. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2006). Magistrates' household, family, and community activities. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2005). Educational and Career Background of Magistrates: A Preliminary Report. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University, pp. 1-30.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2005). Changes and Innovations. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University, pp. 1-15.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2004). The Qualities and Skills Important for Magistrates' Daily Tasks: Preliminary Findings. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Davies, M.J. and Mack, K.M. (2004). Editors of special issue. Feminist legal academic workshop: feminism, now and then - special issue of AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST LAW JOURNAL. GRIFFITH NSW: Socio-Legal Research Centre, Griffith University. 20 pp. 1.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2004). Career Change and Retirement: A Preliminary Report. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2004). Magistrates and Continuing Education: A Preliminary Report. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2004). Magistrates: job satisfaction and stress. 0023-9267. MELBOURNE AUST: LAW INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA LTD. 78(10) pp. 32-37.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2004). The Magistrates Research Project: An Annotated Bibliography. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2004). Preliminary Findings on Job Satisfaction, Workload and Stress: Time on the Bench, Age and Location. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University.
  • Mack, K.M. (2003). Court referral to ADR: criteria and research. Melbourne, VIC: Australian Institute of Judicial Administration and the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advl.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). The Magistrates Research Project: Job Satisfaction, Workload and Stress. The Mag: The Victorian Magistrates Journal. Unknown: Unknown. October
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). The Changing Role of the Magistrates Court: Preliminary Survey Findings. The Court Reporter (Tasmania), October, pp. 4pp.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). The Changing Role of the Magistrates Court. AAM Newsletter.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). The Changing Face of the Magistrates Court: Research Report (2003) pp. 1-3.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). Magistrates Survey: Preliminary Findings on Job Satisfaction, Workload and Stress. Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University, pp. 1-29.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). Magistrates Survey: Preliminary Findings on Job Satisfaction, Workload and Stress (Victoria) Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University, pp. 1-29.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). Magistrates Survey: Preliminary Findings on Job Satisfaction, Workload and Stress (New South Wales) Adelaide: Magistrates Research Project, Flinders University, pp. 22.
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  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K. (2011). Courts and Social Change: Women in the Australian Judiciary. In Conference Proceedings Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International Conference. 1st Edtn ed. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology. Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Sep 2011, pp. 389-406.
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  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2009). The relationship between sociology and cognate disciplines: law. In Stewart Lockie, David Bissell, Alastair Greig, Maria Hynes, David Marsh, Larry Saha, Joanna Sikora, Dan Woodman, ed. The future of sociology. Canberra, ACT: TASA. The Australian Sociological Association 2009 Annual Conference: The Future of Sociology. Canberra, ACT. Dec 2009.
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  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2008). Sentencing as an instance of news delivery: a view from the magistrates court. In Majoribanks, T; Barraket, J; Chang, J-S; Dawson, A; Guillemin M; Henry-Waring, M; Kenyon, A; Kokanovic, R; Lewis, J; Lusher, D; Nolan, D; Pyett, P; Robins, R; Warr, D; Wyn J; (Eds), ed. Reimagining Sociology: Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Melbourne, VIC: TASA. The annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association. Melbourne, VIC. Dec 2008, pp. 1-15.
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  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2007). Australian Magistrates, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Social Change. In Reinhardt G & Cannon A, ed. Transforming legal processes in court and beyond. Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Inc. 3rd International Conference on Therapeutiic Jurisprudence. Perth, WA. Jun 2006, pp. 173-185.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2005). Courts and social change: a view from the magistrates' court. In C. Bailey & L. Buys, ed. Social change in the 21st Century : 2005 conference proceedings. Brisbane, QLD: Centre for Social Change Research, School of Humanities and Human Services, Queensland University of. Conference on Social Change in the 21st Century. Brisbane, QLD. Oct 2005, pp. 1-13.
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  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2005). Job satisfaction among judicial officers: findings from the national survey of Australian magistrates. In Rob White, ed. TASA 2005 Conference Proceedings. Hobart, Tasmania: TASA: THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. Community, Place, Change: The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association. Hobart, Tasmania. Dec 2005, pp. 1-12.
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  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2003). Emotional labour in the magistrates court. In Corrigan, Peter; Gibson, Margaret, ed. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association. NSW: AUSTRALIAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2003. Armidale, NSW. Dec 2003.
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Job Satisfaction in the Judiciary. Work, Employment and Society, pp. 1-19.
    [10.1177/0950017013500111]
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Performing Authority: Communicating Judicial Decisions in Lower Criminal Courts. Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-18.
    [10.1177/1440783313495765]
  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S. (2012). In-Court Judicial Behaviours, Gender and Legitimacy. Griffith Law Review, 21(3) pp. 728-751.
    [Web Link]
  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2012). Entering the Australian Judiciary: Gender and Court Hierarchy. Law and Policy, 34(3) pp. 313-347.
    [10.1111/j.1467-9930.2012.00365.x] [Scopus]
  • Wallace, A., Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2012). Caseload Allocation and Special Judicial Skills: Finding the 'Right Judge'? International Journal For Court Administration, Special Issue pp. 68-81.
    [Web Link]
  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2011). Opportunities for New Approaches to Judging in a Conventional Context: Attitudes, Skills and Practices. Monash University Law Review, 37(1) pp. 187-215.
    [Web Link]
  • Mack, K., Roach Anleu, S.L. and Wallace, A. (2011). Everyday work in the magistrates courts: Time and tasks. Journal of Judicial Administration, 21(1) pp. 34-53.
    [Web Link]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2010). Performing impartiality : Judicial Demeanour and Legitimacy. Law and Social Inquiry-Journal of the American Bar Foundation, 35(1) pp. 137-173.
    [10.1111/j.1747-4469.2009.01180.x] [10.1111/j.1747-4469.2009.01180.x] [Scopus]
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2010). The work of the Australian judiciary: Public and judicial attitudes. Journal of Judicial Administration, 20 pp. 3-17.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2009). Gender, judging and job satisfaction. Feminist Legal Studies, 17(1) pp. 79-99.
    [10.1007/s10691-009-9111-z] [10.1007/s10691-009-9111-z] [Scopus]
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2009). Intersections between in-court procedures and the production of guilty pleas. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 42(1) pp. 1-23.
    [10.1375/acri.42.1.1] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2008). The National survey of Australian Judges: an overview of findings. Journal of Judicial Administration, 18(1) pp. 5-21.
    [Web Link]
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2008). The professionalization of Australian magistrates: autonomy, credentials and prestige. Journal of Sociology, 44(2) pp. 185-203.
    [10.1177/1440783308089169] [10.1177/1440783308089169] [Scopus]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2007). 'Getting through the List': Judgecraft and legitimacy in the lower courts. Social and Legal Studies, 16(3) pp. 341-361.
    [10.1177/0964663907079763] [10.1177/0964663907079763] [Scopus]
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2007). Magistrates, magistrates courts, and social change. Law and Policy, 29(2) pp. 183-209.
    [10.1111/j.1467-9930.2007.00252.x] [10.1111/j.1467-9930.2007.00252.x] [Scopus]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2006). The security of tenure of Australian magistrates. Melbourne University Law Review, 30(2) pp. 370-398.
    [Web Link]
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2005). Judicial appointment and the skills for judicial office. Journal of Judicial Administration, 15(1) pp. 37-53.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2005). Magistrates' everyday work and emotional labour. Journal of Law and Society, 32(4) pp. 590-614.
    [10.1111/j.1467-6478.2005.00339.x] [10.1111/j.1467-6478.2005.00339.x] [Scopus]
  • Mack, K.M. (2004). Court referral to ADR: the legal framework in Australia. Law in Context, 22(1) pp. 112-129.
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2004). The administrative authority of chief judicial officers in Australia. Newcastle Law Review, 8(1) pp. 1-22.
    [Web Link]
  • Mack, K.M., Mullins, G., Sidford, J.R. and Bamford, D.N. (2003). Developing student self-reflection skills through interviewing and negotiation exercises in legal education. Legal Education Review, 13(2) pp. 221-243.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2001). Pleading Guilty and Professional Relations in Australia. Justice System Journal, 22(2) pp. 155-184.
  • Mack, K., Wallace, A. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2012). Judicial Workload: Time, Tasks and Work Organisation. Melbourne, VIC: Australian Institute of Judicial Administration.
    [Web Link]
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Social Change in the Australian Judiciary: Gender diversity. In K Carrington, M Ball, E O'Brien & J Tauri, ed. Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Basingtoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 200-214.
    [10.1057/9781137008695]
  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S. (2013). Skills for Judicial Work: Comparing Women Judges and Women Magistrates. In U Schultz & G Shaw, ed. Gender and Judging. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 211-232.
    [Web Link]
  • Mack, K.M. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2010). Women in the Australian Judiciary. In Patricia Easteal, ed. Women and the Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 370-388.
  • Roach Anleu, S.L. and Mack, K.M. (2010). Trial Courts and Adjudication. In Peter Cane and Herbert M Kritzer, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 546-566.
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Job Satisfaction in the Judiciary. Work, Employment and Society, pp. 1-19.
    [10.1177/0950017013500111]
  • Roach Anleu, S. and Mack, K. (2013). Performing Authority: Communicating Judicial Decisions in Lower Criminal Courts. Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-18.
    [10.1177/1440783313495765]
  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2012). Entering the Australian Judiciary: Gender and Court Hierarchy. Law and Policy, 34(3) pp. 313-347.
    [10.1111/j.1467-9930.2012.00365.x] [Scopus]
  • Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S. (2012). In-Court Judicial Behaviours, Gender and Legitimacy. Griffith Law Review, 21(3) pp. 728-751.
    [Web Link]
  • Wallace, A., Mack, K. and Roach Anleu, S.L. (2012). Caseload Allocation and Special Judicial Skills: Finding the 'Right Judge'? International Journal For Court Administration, Special Issue pp. 68-81.
    [Web Link]

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  • Courts and Judicial Officers
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