Event Resources

In addition to the ALT Annual Conference, we also host occasional one-day conferences and other thematic events. You can access what we hope will be a growing archive of materials from these events below.

Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference 2016: Promoting Collaboration

We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers and Posters for the 2016 ALT Annual Conference: Promoting Collaboration is now online!

The Conference will take place during 20-22 March 2016 at the School of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. It will examine the ways in which legal educators and trainers can work together and will explore collaborative links between legal education and the legal profession, law students, other professions and the community (amongst others). Paper abstract submission deadline is 11 December 2015; while poster proposal summaries can be sent until 1 February 2016. As always, Stan Marsh Prizes will be awarded for the best contributions.

2015 Lord Upjohn Lecture

The 2015 Annual lecture Tripping over thresholds; capturing the legal learning process in outcomes was held at The Atkin Building Lecture Theatre, City Law School, Gray's Inn, London, on Friday 13 November 2015 from 17:30. It was delivered by Professor Rebecca Huxley-Binns the Chair of the 2015 QAA Law Subject Benchmark Statement Review and former Chair of the Association of Law Teachers.


50th Annual Conference - 50 Years of Legal Education

The 50th Annual Conference took place at the St. David’s Hotel in Cardiff during 29-31 March 2015. As ever, there was a very full programme, with plenary and parallel sessions, as well as opportunities to talk with the other legal academics, who come from across the world, and the various law publishers. There was some nostalgia, with eighteen of the previous Chairs in attendance, as well as interesting analysis of what has happened since 1965 and what legal educationalists can learn from it, and speculation about what may happen over the next fifty years, in both education and legal practice.

Panel sessions included a discussion with regulatory bodies (CILEX Regulation and the Solicitors Regulation Authority) about the on-going reform of lawyers’ training. Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize was won by Patricia Pattison: ‘Legal Education for the Invincible Millennials’. Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize was awarded to Jeanette Ashton, Alison Bone and Juliet Turner, ‘Responding to the LETR: the development of communication skills and commercial awareness’. Routledge/ALT Prize for Teaching Law with Technology was won by Michael Doherty for mixing mapping and legal awareness via OpenLawMap.

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One-Day Conference: 50 Years of Assessment in Legal Education

This event took place on 29 January 2015 at the Institute for Advanced Legal Study, London. It looked back at assessment in legal education and also at the exciting ways that today’s law students are being challenged to demonstrate both their knowledge and skills. For more information, see programme and available presentations from the event.


49th Annual Conference - Responding to Change

Our 49th Annual Conference took place at The Queens Hotel in Leeds, during 13-15 April 2014. The theme of the conference followed the research-phase of the Legal Education & Training Review, and the conference was designed in part to provide input for the consultations on the next steps.

As ever, there was a full and diverse programme, with plenary sessions and parallel sessions, as well as opportunities to talk with the various law publishers and the other participants, who come from across the world.


48th Annual Conference - All Consuming Legal Education

The 48th Annual Conference took place in Nottingham during 24-26 March 2013.

In spite of the cold and snowy weather, more than 100 participants joined us for 3 days of excellent papers, an engaging keynote speech by Lord Reed who gave us a unique insight into the UK Supreme Court, a drinks reception and dinner at the Nottingham Conference Centre, as well as the annual dinner at Nottingham Castle. A few photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.

The Routledge/ALT Teaching with Technology Prize was awarded to Emily Allbon and Sanmeet Kaur Dua for their Learmore site. The Stan Marsh Best Paper prize was awarded to Hazel Dawe, Law Programme Leader Greenwich School of Management and Sessional Lecturer Birkbeck College University of London. The Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize went to Debra Burke of Western Carolina University, USA.

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The following papers/presentations have been made available by the presenters:

Allbon, E and Kaur Dua, S: Welcome to Learnmore

Bromby, M: The All-consuming MOOC

Dagilyte, E,  and Coe, P: Teaching Professionalism through Assessment: A Case for Take-Home Exams in Law Studies

Dagilyte, E,  Mosesson, L and Coe, P: Experience of Professional Development Weeks on an LLB

de Silva, C: Law Reports: their use in examining

Duncan, N and Ferris, G: Fishing for Values in Legal Education

Ferris, G: Is acting ethically a skill?

Mossesson, L: Two modest proposals for the happier teaching of public law

Murray, S: Winning gold but losing the race

Watson, A: Teaching Advocacy Skills with History Paper and Presentation


47th Annual Conference: (Re)assessing Legal Education

The 47th Annual Conference took place at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, during 1-3 April 2012.

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46th Annual Conference: Crossing Borders: Legal Education United

The 46th annual conference took place in Cardiff at the David's Hotel & Spa from the 18th -20th April 2011. The theme of the 46th Conference was Crossing Borders: Legal Education United. In addition to its traditional themes of exploring best practice in the provision and practice of legal education, the conference sought to add a comparative dimension by inviting delegates to explore best practice across borders and the extent to which such practices are universal or local and culturally dependent.

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The following papers/presentations have been made available by the presenters:

Watkin, T: Keynote Speech

Huxley-Binns, R: Keynote Speech


45th Annual Conference: Legal Education: Making a Difference

The 45th annual conference took place at Clare College, Cambridge from the 29th -31st March 2010.

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The following papers/presentations have been made available by the presenters, The Conference Programme provides details of the papers given:

Stickley, A: Providing a Law Degree for the Real World: The Perspective of an Australian Law School

Steventon, P and Wood, J: The Role of a Bespoke Law Foundation Programme in Widening Access

Brooman, S and Darwent, S: Can 1st Year Law Students Use Self Awareness Literature to Help Them Adjust to University Life?

DiMatteo, L and Miller, S: Law in Context: Teaching Law Through the Lens of Extra-Legal Sources

Harrison, C, Pope, A, Puttick, K and Walton G: Enquiring Minds: Information Literacy in the Design & Assessment of Student Research Tasks

Herron, D and Luzadis, R: Constructing a Matrix for Integrating Economics, Law, and Ethics: A Rethinking of the Model for Teaching Corporate Governance

Hutchinson, T and Duncan, N: Defining What We Do – Doctrinal Legal Research

Lane, J: Do we Deliver on Law Students Expectations? If not, how can this be achieved?

Mosesson, L: Legal Education in a Semi-Literate Culture - Abstract

Duberry, L: Really Real Real Property: The Third Reality

Angus, M: Streetlaw as Pedagogy

Oswald, M: The Story of a Pheonix, a Chef and Some Raptors: Piecing Together the Company Law Jigsaw

Ball, M: Governmentality and the Ethical Reflection of Legal Educators: Assessment Practices as a Case Study

Connolly, M: Three Difficult Cases of Discrimination

Jones, M E: Learning Law Through Art

Jefferson, M; Discrimination Law Into Equality Law

Pattison, P: Developing Ethical Behaviour

Clarke, S: Peer Interaction and Engagement Through Online Discussion Formus

Siedel, G and Haapio, H: Using Proactive Law for Competitive Advantage: Implications for Teaching and Law Practice

Murray, S and Scott, P: Blended Delivery, VLE’S and Student Engagement: What Difference has it Made


44th Annual Conference: Legal Education: Extending the Boundaries

The 44th Annual Conference took place at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, during 5- 7 April 2009.

43rd Annual Conference: Engaging Law Teachers

16-18 March 2008, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, Oxford. Baroness Ruth Deech gave a keynote address.

42nd Annual Conference: Legal Education: fit for purpose?

1-3 April 2007, Plymouth

41st Annual Conference: Our Student, Our Customer?

9-11 April 2006, Norwich

40th Annual Conference: Enhancing the Student Experience

20-22 March 2005, Edinburgh

39th Annual Conference: The Law Teacher Unbound: Autonomy in Legal Education

4-6 Apr 2004, York

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