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Exit Stage Left: Modelling Judicial Exits inCanada and Australia

Banfield, Andrew; Kerby, Matthew


Given the prestige and job security attached to the position of supreme court justice, it is puzzling that these judges ever choose to vacate their seats on a voluntary basis. Using career data drawn from the Canadian Supreme and Australian High Courts, we examine which factors: personal, institutional, and political, are the most influential when determining voluntary judicial resignations at the highest level. We estimate a competing risks Cox proportional hazards model of judicial tenure to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper


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