The Australian Feminist Judgments Project engages in rewriting key legal decisions by drawing on feminist theoretical insights. 31 feminist academics from across Australia have rewritten legal decisions from a feminist perspective; a further 24 academics have written commentaries on the decisions, placing them in a legal and historical context.

The cases being rewritten not only cover topics of long-standing interest to feminist scholars - such as family law, sexual offences and discrimination law—but also cover areas which have had less attention, including Indigenous sovereignty, immigration, taxation, constitutional law and environmental law.

We have grouped the cases under four themes:


The collection of rewritten cases and commentaries is available as a book:

H Douglas, F Bartlett, T Luker, R Hunter eds. Australian Feminist Judgments Righting and Rewriting Law was published by Hart Publishing in 2014:

Book reviews

See also our collection of book reviews.