The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education, together with the Association of Law Teachers, offers £2500 to support one or more research seminars addressing the subject of legal education in the 2021/22 academic year.
We are keen to promote high quality legal education scholarship that can be described as rigorous with significant reach. Applicants may bid for the full seminar prize fund or part of it. They can propose a one-off seminar or series of events in online, face-to-face or hybrid formats. Applicants can specify individual speakers/contributors and/or propose a wider call for papers.
The criteria applications will be judged against are as follows:
- The seminar(s) must make an empirical or theoretical contribution to the field of legal education research.
- The seminar(s) must be accessible to a broad range of the legal education community, including Association of Law Teacher members and others.
- The seminar(s) must offer opportunities for active participation to members of the legal education community, whether via audience participation, a call for papers or other means.
- The application must offer good value for money by demonstrating appropriate budgeting and ensuring all items budgeted clearly contribute to the design and delivery of the seminar(s).
- The application must have a clear marketing and dissemination strategy and demonstrate a commitment to wider dissemination of the contributions/outputs/findings subsequent to the seminar(s).
- The seminar(s) should where possible facilitate engagement and participation from students, Postgraduate Researchers, Early Career Researchers, employers and other sometimes under-represented stakeholders in the legal education community.
- The seminar(s) should where possible adopt innovative approaches and methods.
The Law Teacher will have the first right of refusal to publish papers presented at funded seminars. Papers are therefore expected to be original and unpublished.
An application should be no longer than 6 pages of A4 in overall length. It should include the following:
- The title(s) and format(s) of the proposed seminar(s), the themes to be explored and the rationale for the event.
- An explanation of how each of the above criteria are met.
- A detailed budget. This can include items such as (but not limited to) catering, room bookings, the production of supporting literature and travel expenses for proposed speakers, website costs, recording costs, technical support, cost of online platforms. Accommodation costs should not typically exceed £100 per night. Travel should be based on standard class rail fares and economy class flights.
Please note that we will not fund overheads or profit generation. Attendance at the seminar will be free.
Awards will usually be paid to the education institution that employs the applicant (or lead applicant). A letter should be included as part of your application from that Finance Office undertaking to administer the award, if given, following approved procedures. If a different arrangement is required full justification must be given and agreement will be at the discretion of the Prize organisers. If not employed in an educational institute, payment arrangements will be finalised after confirmation of the award.
Bids should be sent to Law Teacher Acting Deputy Editor, Dr Emma Jones, via email to email@example.com no later than Monday, 15th November 2021.
Emma Jones and Elaine Hall (Editorial Board Member of The Law Teacher journal) are also happy to discuss ideas further and answer any questions. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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