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Welcome

The ALT is a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community of academics, professionals and practitioners engaged in legal education across countries. Our members support legal learning in schools, colleges, universities and professional sectors, on campus, face-to-face and online. Our aim is to inspire and celebrate excellence in the teaching of law, and to share the understanding and practice of legal learning.

Our members receive copies of our journal, The Law Teacher: the international Journal of Legal Education, plus access to the electronic journal archive and articles published online first; a fortnightly e-bulletin of news and events; a discounted annual conference rate; and access to our grants and awards schemes. The Association also arranges a series of one day conferences and events, the Annual Lord Upjohn Lecture, and responds to a range of policy and regulatory issues on behalf of our members.

 Ms. Caroline Strevens, Chair of the Association of Law Teachers

Upcoming events

  • We’re happy to announce that our Annual Conference in 2021 will take place at Aston University in Birmingham. Further information and the call for papers will be issued in the summer.

  • We are sorry we had to cancel our 2020 conference due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We were very much looking forward to seeing all delegates in Stirling and are disappointed to have to miss such a great chance of catching up with people and learning about what everyone is doing. We hope you are all keeping well and safe and look forward to putting together a calendar of events as soon as we are safely able to do so again.

    In the meantime check out the blog posts outlining some of the work that would have been presented in Stirling.

Latest ALT News

  • The Call for Expressions of Interest to host our 2022 conference is now open. The deadline is 30th September 2020 and details and a bid template can be downloaded here 

  • The ALT Grants Scheme is now open for 2020. We are delighted to be able to continue to support legal education research. For information on each of our grants please see the relevant webpages here and Call for Applications here. If you have an idea and a little funding could make it happen, we want to hear from you. Deadline is 14th September.

  • Call for Special Issue Proposals on the Covid-19 Pandemic and Legal Education for The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education 2022: The Law Teacher invites proposals for a Special Issue reflecting on the Pandemic and Legal Education’s response to it. The deadline for proposals is Monday 5th October 2020 and final manuscripts will need to be with the Publishers in mid 2022. For full details see the Covid-19 Special Issue call for 2022

Benefits of membership

The ALT offers a number of grants and award schemes, available to paid-up members, and advertised via our Newsletter.

ALT Research Grant Scheme

This grant is designed to support research into all aspects of legal education. The ALT supports research into pedagogical aspects of our work as well as broader questions around the nature of legal education and the public and private lives of law schools. Grants will not normally exceed £3000 for a single project.

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Innovation in Teaching Practice Small Grant Scheme

This small grant is designed to fund ideas or projects that relate to innovation in legal education. The ALT welcomes applications from anyone who has an innovative idea to enhance teaching practice. Grants can be used to support the implementation of learning and teaching ideas at your own institution but applications should also make clear how these projects will be evaluated and findings disseminated. These small grants will not normally exceed £750 for a single project.

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Research Informed Learning Impact Grant Scheme

This small grant is designed to fund projects which help demonstrate the impact of research informed learning and teaching or help increase the impact of learning and teaching projects in this area. These grants will not normally exceed £500 for a single project.

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The Law Teacher and ALT Annual Seminar Prize

The Law Teacher: the International Journal of Legal Education, together with the Association of Law Teachers, offers an annual fund to support one or more research seminars addressing the subject of legal education.

We are keen to promote high quality legal education scholarship that can be described as rigorous with significant reach. We will therefore particularly welcome those proposals that bring together leading international scholars in the field of legal education and which provides a significant opportunity to bring the legal education community together.

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Conference Prizes

The Association of Law Teachers awards several prizes at the annual conference annually. The Stan Marsh prizes for the best paper and best poster presented at the conference have a longstanding history whereas the Chris Gale Memorial prize offers an award to the best joint/collaborative paper presented at the conference.

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Stan Marsh Bursary

The Association of Law Teachers offers 3 types of bursaries for the Annual Conference

  • First Attendance Bursary: This bursary is open to any teacher of law in the HE or FE sector who is attending their first ALT conference and is unable to secure full conference fees from their employing institution.
  • School/College Bursary: This bursary is open to any teacher teaching Law (in its widest sense) in a School or College of Further Education and is unable to secure full conference fees from their employing institution.
  • Doctoral Student Bursary: This bursary is open to any student on a ‘D’ level programme investigating/ researching legal education (in any jurisdiction).
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