The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education
Professor Chris Ashford – University of Northumbria, UK
The Law Teacher is a fully-refereed journal concerned with the teaching of law and issues affecting legal education at all academic levels. Whilst it is the journal of the UK-based Association of Law Teachers, both the Association and the journal are international in outlook and contributions from any jurisdiction are welcome in any section of the journal.
Contributions generally address issues of legal education rather than substantive law as such. What falls within the concept of ‘legal education’ is broadly interpreted, and could include any issues which will be of interest to law teachers. The journal is particularly interested in reporting pedagogical developments, properly grounded in theory and effectively researched and analysed, and the results of empirical research into matters of concern to law teachers.
The Law Teacher is read by academics and teachers of law in Schools around the world, and members of the Association of Law Teachers receive copies as part of their membership.
You can read more about the journal, and view the guidelines on submission here.
The Law Teacher is a peer reviewed journal and the reviews are usually carried out by members of our Peer Review College. Details of membership can be found on the Publisher’s website for the journal and the following Documents set out details of our expectations and provide more information should you be interested in joining us as a reviewer.
The Law Teacher team are conscious of the pressures of academia and life and that sometimes we all need a break for whatever reason. Rather than lose expertise, experience and enthusiasm from the team, we prefer to encourage people to take leave from their role for a period of time if this is appropriate. Our Leave policy can be accessed here: Law Teacher Leave Policy (Final Draft)
Our Deputy Editor is currently taking a period of leave and we are looking for someone to join the team to cover that role from January 2021 until August 2021. Please see this call for details: Deputy Editor (Leave Cover)