Dr Jocelynne Scutt is a Barrister and Human Rights lawyer, writer and commentator. Dr Scutt has worked with the Australian Institute of Criminology and as director of research with the Legal and Constitutional Committee of the parliament of Victoria. She practices mainly at the Victorian and Sydney Bar, and is admitted to practice in all Australia states and territories. Dr Scutt is a former Judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Fiji and Head of the Family Division and Employment Division of the High Court of Fiji.
Dr Scutt holds degrees and diplomas in law and arts from the universities of Western Australia, Sydney, Michigan,Cambridge, New South Wales and Adelaide, gaining her doctorate in the science of jurisprudence from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1979 and an honorary doctor of laws degree from Macquarie University in 1994.
Amongst others, her books include The Incredible Woman - Power and Sexual Politics, The Sexual Gerrymander - Women and the Economics of Power, Poor Nation of the Pacific - Australia's Future and the Artemis 'Women's Voices - Women's Lives' series in which some 12 volumes have so far been published. Her filmmaking includes The Incredible Woman and A Greenshell Necklace.
(Photo taken by Roger Lovell, TheAge.com.au)