My text for this essay is a paraphrase of the words of Mary Robinson, the first woman to serve as President of Ireland and until recently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Her words have been the credo of the National Association of Women Judges. Mary Robinson said that "the role of women judges is not to feminize the courts but to humanize them."
Schroeder, Mary M.
"Judging With A Difference,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism: Vol. 14
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol14/iss2/7