Susan Bartie is a lecturer in law at the University of Tasmania. Her research explores the history of legal education and the role of lawyers in society. She is a member of the Working Group on the Legal Profession that is part of the International Sociology Association. She is also part of a group of international scholars writing on gender and careers in the legal academy. She is currently leading (with David Sandomierski) an international project investigating the role that US cultural, economic and intellectual imperialism has played in legal education (American Legal Education Abroad – Critical Histories (NYU Press)). Her book, Free Hands and Minds – Pioneering Legal Scholars (Hart Publishing), reveals the central ideas that underpinned the birth of modern Australian university legal education.
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