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Bartie, S, Introduction, American Legal Education Abroad: Critical Histories, New York University Press, S Bartie and D Sandomierski (ed), New York, USA, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780814345351 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Throughout the 20th century, elite US law schools have been presented as sites of power, admiration, influence and envy. Robert Stevens, in the opening of his seminal 1983 work Law School, suggested that foreign lawyers looked wistfully at elite US law schools for two central reasons. First, they have held such commanding positions within American universities and the profession. Second, their law graduates went on to occupy privileged and influential posts that contributed to changing political and social ordering. To Stevensí foreign observers, mimicking or transplanting American models must have seemed the most promising way to create new bands of legal elites, highly educated lawyers with reformist orientations, in their own countries. Adding to the impression of American dominance, Gail Hupper and others have explained how some US law professors took to the task of spreading the model with missionary like zeal.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:legal transplants, legal education, comparative law
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:141149
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-09-29
Last Modified:2020-12-08

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