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Consider joining the Association of Law Teachers

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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

  • Call for papers is now open   https://altconference2020.stir.ac.uk/

    2020 ALT Annual Conference is being hosted by The Law School at Stirling University on the 6th and 7th April

  • 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted by Aston Law School

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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Stan Marsh Prizes for ‘Best Paper’ and ‘Best Poster’

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’.

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Stan Marsh Bursary

The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce the bursaries for the 2019 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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