The Inns of Court Fellowship Scheme is open to senior judges from the following jurisdictions:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States (federal)

Nominations for the Fellowships are sought annually from the Chief Justices of each jurisdiction. The Institute cannot accept any applications directly.

Inns of Court Selection Committee 2023-24

  • Professor Carl Stychin (Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
  • Sir Mark Havelock-Allan (Inner Temple)
  • Sir David Foskett (Gray’s Inn)
  • Lady Arden (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Mr Giles Goodfellow QC (Middle Temple)

For further information contact Eliza Boudier

2023-2024 Inns of Court Fellow

The Hon. Justice James O’Reilly, Federal Court of Canada  

Subject of Research: The right to information and protection for those who seek for the information to deepen democracy and furthermore to hold public office holders accountable.

Inns of Court Fellow Lecture 2023/24

Subject of Research:  Thinking Judicially, Fast and Slow’: Judicial decision-making: optimal conditions, cognitive errors, biases or illusions, and practical solutions for limiting such errors and inconsistencies in judicial decision-making.  

Date of Visit: 18 September to 11 December 2023

Upcoming Lecture

Past Inns Of Court Fellows

2003/2004 Onwards




Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei, Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ghana


The Hon. Justice Forrie Miller, New Zealand Court of Appeal


The Hon. Justice Anthony Besanko (Federal Court of Australia)



The Hon. Justice Mary Newbury (Supreme Court of British Columbia)



The Honourable David Masuhara, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada



Rt. Hon Justice Mark Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia



The Mr Justice Azahar bin Mohamed, Federal Court, Malaysia



The Hon Justice James Williams, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Family Division



The Hon Mme Justice Désirée Bernard, Caribbean Court of Justice



The Rt. Hon Justice Mark O’Regan, President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand



The Hon. Justice James Allsop, President, New South Wales Court of Appeal, Australia



The Hon. Justice Rolston F. Nelson,Caribbean Court of Justice



The Hon. Justice Susan Crennan, High Court of Australia



The Hon. Justice William Young, President of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand



Justice Pierre Blais, Chief Justice, Federal Court of Appeal, Canada



Justice Keith Mason, President, New South Wales Court of Appeal, Australia



Justice Robert French, Federal Court of Australia



Judge Carole Lewis, Supreme Court of Appeal, South Africa



Judge David Baragwanath, High Court of Auckland, New Zealand