Kcasey McLoughlin is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and is currently a Lecturer in Law in the Newcastle Law School. Kcasey's doctoral research explored the interaction between women, gender and difference in the judiciary. This research was specifically concerned with the way in which gender and difference have impacted upon the contributions of women judges to the High Court of Australia. Kcasey is also interested in the way in which law affects women's lives and experiences and she has written about sexual violence against women, abortion, paid parental and gendered harms in discourses about free speech. Her interest in feminist legal theory and feminist political theory means that she is eager press the boundaries between the disciplines of law and political science in ways that are meaningful to both disciplines.