The Routledge/ALT Law with Technology Prize for 2018

Routledge and the Association of Law Teachers are delighted to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Routledge/ALT Teaching with Technology Prize for 2018.

Do you use high-tech, innovative techniques to engage your students? Or perhaps you'd like to nominate your lecturer for their top-notch lectures, or you have a colleague whose efforts deserve to be recognised? If so, read on to find out more...

The Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize recognises, rewards and champions innovation in teaching and learning, with a £1,200 cash prize. The competition is free to enter, and is open to all law teachers in the UK.

Full details can be found here.

Here is the application form for your entry - ‌Alt application form

All entries must be received by 28th February 2018 in order to be considered.

Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2018 - Call for Papers and Posters

UPDATE: please note the extended call for papers date - Monday 12th February, 2018

Proposals are now invited for papers to be delivered at The Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, taking place at Keele University from 26th- 27th March, 2018. Papers and posters are invited from academics, professional partners and PhD students. We strongly encourage proposals from PhD students and early-career academics.

Theme and sub-themes

The overall theme of the 2018 Conference is ‘Diversity and Innovation’ and in particular you are invited (but not required) to address one of the following sub-themes:

  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Wellbeing of staff and students
  • Diversity and the legal profession
  • Peer learning
  • Innovative approaches to legal education
  • Responding to REF, TEF, and the SQE
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Mentoring
  • Students as research partners

It is intended that there will be parallel sessions which will include three individual papers of twenty minutes each.

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your abstract by email before Friday 22nd December, 2017. All abstract submissions should be made by email to alt2018@keele.ac.uk.  Proposals will only be accepted in the format of a PDF or MS Word document.

We have extended our call for papers until Monday 12th February, 2018. The early-bird discount rate will close a week after abstract decisions have been communicated to successful applicants.

Please indicate clearly whether your submission relates to a paper or poster.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a member of the conference team and acceptance decisions will be made and communicated to you in time for you to book our early bird booking rate. Please note our early bird booking rate will close on Friday 19th January, 2018.

Abstracts for both papers and posters should provide:

  • Title of the session
  • Names of those attending the conference to present the paper
  • Lead presenter (who is willing to act as the contact person for group papers) and contact details
  • The institution or organisation you are from (if any)
  • Which of the streams (above) the session relates to or, if none, how it relates to the conference theme
  • Any IT requirements (PowerPoint facilities are provided as standard)
  • If you are intending to deliver an interactive session, a brief indication of the structure of the session and any facilities required or special layout (Please note, whilst every effort will be made to accommodate special requirements, we cannot guarantee these)
  • A short description (no more than 500 words) of the topic of the proposed paper and the arguments put forward, or to be explored in the session
  • Details of any day or time during the conference that you will not be able to present your paper
  • The implications of your findings for legal education
  • Whether you wish your paper to be entered into the Stan Marsh competition (please see below)

Submission of poster proposals

Poster proposals based on the conference themes are welcomed. Please submit a brief summary of your proposal setting out the title of the poster and an explanation of how the poster links to the conference themes in no more than 300 words. Applications to submit posters should be made before Monday 27 February, 2018.

Prizes

The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce that once again, prizes will be awarded for the best paper and best poster presented at the ALT Conference 2018.

Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize - £250

Please indicate on your proposal submission if you would like your paper to be considered for the Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize. You will be required to submit your full paper to alt2018@keele.ac.uk no later than 1st March, 2018 if you wish to be considered for the prize.  Emails should be marked as Stan Marsh Best Paper Submission.

Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize - £100

All posters will be considered for the poster prize. Posters will be judged by the panel during the conference on Monday 26th March, 2018 and do not need to be sent in advance. The judging panel for both the best paper and the best poster will consist of members of the ALT Committee and they will judge the entries based on the criteria listed below.

Criteria

For posters and papers:

A strong educational message or finding which is:

  • based on existing and/or developing pedagogical research; and
  • linked to the conference themes (see above)

For papers only (as presented at the conference):

  • Engagement of audience
  • Clear coverage

For posters only:

  • Eye-catching
  • Appropriate use of poster format
  • Clear coverage

Winners will be announced at the Annual Dinner in Keele Hall on the evening of Monday 26th March, 2018.  For further information please contact the conference organising committee at: alt2018@keele.ac. uk