Melville Weston Fuller the Chief Justice 1908 (US Supreme Court) It’s the most learned gentlemen of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fuller Court (Chief Justice Melville Fuller) of the 1890s-1910 era. It was also the Plessy v Ferguson Court that created the legal doctrine of “separate but equal” which institutionalized segregation in… Read More Court Dress for Tall Courts: New Robes for Australia’s High Court Judges.
Time, Gentleman, for a Change? Some previous posts on the historical absence of women in the legal profession here, here and here
Legal garments in Australia are steeped in history and custom. A lawyer’s robe, at least what we are required to wear in South Australia, is open at the front (no buttons) as we wear a black jacket underneath. The robe is complex and layered in its design elements. As for making the robe. Perish the… Read More Can you Imagine Sewing a Lawyer’s Robe?