ALT Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize
The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to invite applications for the 'ALT Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize' at the Annual Conference 2015 in Cardiff.
To be entered for the competition, authors should send abstracts for the conference proceedings in the usual manner, but marking the abstract clearly to be entered to the competition. If the abstract is accepted for the conference, papers being submitted to the competition should be completed and sent to the ALT for posting on the website NO LATER THAN Friday 20th March 2015.
The judging panel will consist of members of the ALT Committee and they will review the papers, looking in particular for a strong educational message or finding, based on existing and/or developing pedagogical research, linked to the conference themes for 2015. Candidates are encouraged to ensure that their abstracts indicate how their presentations will meet these criteria, in particular in relation to; engagement and clarity, conference themes, audience participation.
Candidates are requested not to read their papers at their conference session but are asked to make a presentation based on them.
The winner(s) of award will be announced at the Annual Dinner on the evening of Monday 30th March 2015. This will mean that the presentations for prize entrants will need to be scheduled for the Sunday or Monday (29th and 30th March).
The prize winner(s) will receive £250.
ALT Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize
The Association of Law Teachers is also delighted to invite applications for the 'ALT Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize'. The prize winner(s) will receive £100 for an eye-catching poster with an engaging design, with clear coverage of a research idea or message.
Posters should be A1 paper size and laminated. The deadline for stating your intention for submitting a poster is Friday 16th January 2015. Details of your intended poster submission should be sent to email@example.com.
Delegates will vote for the best poster during the course of Sunday and Monday (29th and 30th March). The winner will be announced at the Annual Dinner on the evening of Monday 30th March 2015.
Stan Marsh Bursary
The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce the bursaries for the Cardiff Conference 2015.
A. This bursary is open to any teacher of law in the HE or FE sector who is attending their first conference and is unable to secure full conference fees from their employing institution.
B. 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.
C. This bursary is open to any student on a ‘D’ level programme investigating/researching legal education (in any jurisdiction).
Each bursary will cover the full costs of the conference plus accommodation and reasonable travel expenses (the total cost of the bursaries is capped so travel costs may have to be agreed on an individual basis once the total costs to the Association are known). Delegates should complete a registration for the Conference before 31st January 2015. Please check the box for STANDARD FULL CONFERENCE RATE, and in the details box, please state you are applying for the Stan Marsh Bursary.
The Committee would be grateful if you would also agree to write a short report about the conference for publication on the website during May/June 2015. It is NOT a requirement of a bursary that the delegate is presenting a paper at the conference. Delegates who meet the criteria for bursaries are encouraged to apply for each as relevant. It is possible that part bursaries may be made where two or more delegates are able to secure part funding from their institution. Applicants should state clearly how much funding the institution is able to provide.