47th Annual Conference (Re)assessing Legal Education

47th Annual Conference (Re)assessing Legal Education

1st April - 3rd April 2012

Event Details:

Starts: 01 April 2012 - 12:00 PM
Ends: 03 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

Location Details:

Venue: Lady Margaret Hall
Location: Oxford
Address: Norham Gardens Oxford
Postcode: OX2 6QA

About the Event:

Call for Papers

Proposals are invited for papers to be delivered at the ALT’s 47th Annual Conference. The theme of the 47th Conference is (Re) assessing Legal Education.

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The topic streams are:

  • E assessment and e feedback
  • The review (and assessment) of legal education
  • Assessment methodology and practice
  • Assessing M level and beyond
  • Assessing professional legal education
  • Assessing the CPD market
  • Peer and self-assessment (students and teachers)
  • Assessing oral performance
  • Innovative assessment
  • Assessing clinical legal education
  • Assessment and special educational needs
  • Assessment in the further education sector
  • Assessing research into legal education
  • Assessment and internationalisation of the law

It is intended that the sessions will include individual papers, workshops, discussion forums, research work in progress reports and poster presentations based on the conference theme.

Submission of Abstracts

There is currently a second call for papers.  Full papers or abstracts of proposals for sessions at the conference should be sent by email to Richard Owen (rowen@glam.ac.uk) by 8th February 2012. All submissions will be refereed.

Abstracts (approximately 500 words) should provide a short description of the topic of the proposed session, the argument of the paper, the intended outcomes and the proposed method of delivery, the number of people involved in presenting and the IT resources, room space and room layout required. Authors should also indicate the minimum amount of time their paper would require.

In addition the abstract must contain a summary of any research the proposer has conducted in establishing the basis for their argument and the development of the topic against the background of the existing discourse and theory, where appropriate.

For further information please contact:

Richard Owen - Chair of the Association of Law Teachers


Email: rowen@glam.ac.uk

Tel 01443 654639

Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize/ Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize

The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce the launch of the 'ALT Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize' at the Annual Conference 2012 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

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 1st March 2012.  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 (see above).  Candidates are encouraged to ensure that their abstracts indicate how their presentations will meet these criteria; 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 2nd April, so the presentations for prize entrants have to be scheduled for the Sunday or Monday (1st and 2nd April).

The prize winner(s) will receive £250.

Poster criteria

The Association of Law Teachers is also delighted to announce the launch of 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 research idea or message.

Delegates will vote for the best poster during the course of Sunday and Monday (1st and 2nd April).

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