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Towards a History of Law as an Academic Discipline


Bartie, S, Towards a History of Law as an Academic Discipline, Melbourne University Law Review, 38 pp. 444-481. ISSN 0025-8938 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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The purpose of this paper is to argue for more histories of Australian legal scholars that study their endeavours through the lens of legal education; in other words, studies which situate legal scholars within the context of Australian law schools. I argue that these histories could contribute vitally to the history of law as an academic discipline in Australia by providing crucial insights into two of the most important developments in the history of law, lawyers and legal education: the movement of legal education into universities and the significant expansion of university law schools. I suggest that such histories could contribute to the basis of rational discussion within the discipline, adding to its intellectual core.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Law and society and socio-legal research
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:98853
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2015-03-05
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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