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Twining, Arthurs and Histories of Academic Lawyers


Bartie, S, Twining, Arthurs and Histories of Academic Lawyers, Law and History Review, 3, (3) pp. 1-7. ISSN 0738-2480 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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In 2019 William Twining and Harry Arthurs, academic lawyers whose careers peaked during the second half of the twentieth century, published memoirs revealing the central motivations and forces underlying their intellectual endeavour. Their books are a source of great nourishment, provoking readers to think deeply about the central challenges of the discipline and what might be done to bring it closer to realising its full potential. They also reveal what it was like to be a leading academic who pushed disciplinary boundaries. This review considers and compares the contributions of these memoirs to the field of histories of legal scholars. It also examines the relevance of each book to their primary readership: twenty first century academic lawyers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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 (Ms Susan Bartie)
ID Code:141147
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-09-29
Last Modified:2021-04-08

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