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Alice Erh-Soon Tay and the Character of Legal Knowledge


Bartie, S, Alice Erh-Soon Tay and the Character of Legal Knowledge, Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy, Hart Publishing, U Schultz, G Shaw, M Thornton and R Auchmuty (ed), UK, pp. 321-372. ISBN 9781509923137 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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In 1975 Alice Erh-Soon Tay became the second woman law professor and the first woman Professor of Jurisprudence in Australia. Her career spanned almost the whole of the second half of the twentieth century. During this time she witnessed and contributed to both the rise of modern university legal education and the diversification of lawyers and scholars within Australia. Using Tayís career as an illustration I argue that life histories of prominent women legal scholars are extremely valuable for reasons that arenít typically acknowledged in law. Not only do they have the potential to identify important figures, they can also place the contributions of women into mainstream accounts of the character of legal knowledge.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:legal knowledge, life history
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Legal systems
Research Field:Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Bartie, S (Dr Susan Bartie)
ID Code:141146
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-09-29
Last Modified:2022-06-15
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