Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference 2019

Location
De Montfort University (DMU)
Date(s)
08 (00:00) - 09/04/2019 (00:00)
Registration URL
https://store.dmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-business-law/conferences/association-of-law-teachers-annual-conference-2019-dmu
Description

We are privileged to host the 2019 Association of Law Teachers’ conference at De Montfort University. The conference will take place from Monday 8 April 2019 – Tuesday 9 April 2019. We would be delighted if you could join us for what promises to be an engaging and thought provoking conference, focusing on the theme of Legal Education for the Many.

Our Head of School, Professor Kevin Bampton, will open the conference on Monday 8 April 2019 and a full programme, including details of key note speakers, will be published here shortly.

The conference will include a drinks reception in the historic Trinity House on the Sunday evening.

The conference Gala Dinner will take place in the Mercure Hotel on the evening of Monday 8 April.

Book onto the Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference 2019.

 

Legal Education for the Many - Call for Papers and Posters

Proposals are invited for papers to be delivered at the Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference which will take place on the 8th and 9th April 2019 at Leicester De Montfort University.

The overall theme of the Conference is Legal Education for the Many and we welcome proposals for research presentations or panels on any aspect of that theme.

In addition to the call for traditional paper presentations, the Association of Law Teachers is keen to include a number of sessions focusing on sharing our knowledge and experience and supporting those new to teaching law. We therefore welcome proposals for training type sessions (broadly conceived) or panels which create a space for more experienced law teachers to pass on tips and tricks. Please submit your proposal for such a session in the same as you would a paper abstract as detailed below

Submission of Abstracts/Proposals

Please submit your abstract, session proposal or poster proposal by email to the paper selection panel (ALT2019@dmu.ac.uk) by 1st December 2018. All submissions will be peer reviewed and acceptance decisions will be made and communicated to you in early January, which will leave time for you to be able to book at the early bird booking rate, which will close on 7th December 2018Please indicate clearly if there are any restrictions on the day /time you are able to present and we will do our best to accommodate that but we cannot unfortunately guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Abstracts for papers/sessions should:
  - be no more than 250 words

  - provide a short description of the topic of the proposed session/paper

  - where relevant provide a summary of the argument to be presented as well as research underpinning the argument and the literature upon which it draws

  - Where relevant provide the aims of the session and what participants can hope to gain from it

  - provide three keywords for your paper/session (for example ‘assessment’, ‘technology’, ‘reflection’).

Poster proposals can be less detailed but must include:
  - the title of the poster and

  - an explanation of how the poster links to the conference theme.

Posters should be laminated and ideally produced at A2 size although smaller posters can be accommodated. Please let us know the size of your poster so we can organise sufficient poster boards. Posters of which we have no prior notice will not be displayed.

Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize/ Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize

The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce that we will once again be awarding prizes for the best paper and best poster presented at the conference. To be entered for the competition, please send abstracts for the conference proceedings in the usual manner, but mark your abstract or proposal clearly with ‘to be entered into the Stan Marsh Competition’. If your paper abstract is accepted for the conference, you will need to submit your full paper NO LATER THAN Monday 25th March 4pm.

Posters will be judged by the panel during the conference and do not need to be sent in advance.

The judging panel for both the best paper and the best poster will consist of members of the ALT Committee and they will judge the entries based on the following criteria 

For both poster and papers:
  - a strong educational message or finding which is:

  1. based on existing and/or developing legal education research,

  2. linked to the conference themes (see above).

For papers only (as presented at the conference)
  - engagement of audience,

  - clarity of presentation

For posters only

  - eye-catching poster

  - appropriate use of poster format

  - clear coverage

The winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner on the evening of Monday, so the presentations for prize entrants have to be scheduled for Monday. The prize for the best paper is £250 and the prize for the best poster is £100

Chris Gale Memorial Prize

The ALT is honored to be able to award the joint Committee of Head of University Law Schools (CHULS) and ALT Chris Gale Memorial Prize for the second year. The prize will be awarded to the best joint paper presented at the conference and aims to celebrate values of collegiality, collaboration and support in legal education research.

To be entered for the prize, please send abstracts for the conference proceedings in the usual manner, but mark your abstract or proposal clearly with ‘to be entered for the Chris Gale Memorial Prize’. If your paper abstract is accepted for the conference, you will need to submit your full paper NO LATER THAN Monday 25th March 4pm. You can submit for both the Best Paper and the Chris Gale Memorial Prize.

The judging panel will consist of members of the ALT Committee and they will judge the entries based on the following criteria:

  - A co-authored paper with at least two authors and presenters

  - Joint presentation of the paper which is engaging and clear

  - a strong educational message or finding which is:

  1. based on existing and/or developing legal education research,

  2. linked to the conference theme.

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