The Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) is a professional body that represents the interests of law teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, to promote excellence in legal academic teaching and research with particular emphasis on early career academics, throughout Australasia, in the areas of:
- Legal research and scholarship;
- Curriculum advancement of pedagogical improvements in view of national and international developments, including law reform;
- Government policies and practices that relate to legal education and research;
- Professional development opportunities for legal academics;
- Professional legal education and practices programs.
LexisNexis - ALTA Awards
Since 2008 LexisNexis has sponsored the Australasian Law Teachers Association Awards to recognise university teachers who demonstrate excellence and innovation in the teaching of law.
Have you or a team of colleagues developed innovative teaching methods to enhance the learning of your legal subjects? This is your opportunity to present these ideas and how they have engaged your students. Your methodologies are likely to;
- Use innovative teaching techniques or tools that are influential in your university or beyond
- Encourage and enable independent learning
- Reflect research that enhances teaching delivery to improve student learning
This is your year to have your achievements recognised. Submit your entry by the deadline, 16th August 2013. There is also a chance to recognise the outstanding mentoring of a member of the Academy: nominate a colleague for the Mentor of Teaching Award.
Please see the below links for more information
Award details are below;
- Major Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law
- Early Career Law Teacher Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Teaching of Law
- Mentor of Teaching Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Teaching of Law* (Nomination by your peer/s)
For more information, please visit www.alta.edu.au.
*Entries close by August 16th at 6pm AEST
Australian Law Students’ Association Conference
The Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) is a national not-for-profit association comprising all Law Student Societies and Law Student Associations, representing approximately 28,000 law students. The core functions of ALSA are:
- To advocate the interests and concerns of Australian law students;
- To gather and disseminate information of interest and concern to Australian law students;
- To facilitate communication and the exchange of information between law student societies, within Australia and abroad; and
- To initiate activities of a social, intellectual, and competitive nature among law students at a national level.
In achieving these objectives ALSA sets out to ensure that law students have a representative voice to the higher education sector, government, the legal profession and the community. ALSA is committed to the educational development of law students by providing valuable resources such as the LSS Directory, careers guides and other information on matters relating to their law degrees, such as information on the legal profession, legal education, undergraduate course information, exchanges, and current affairs.
Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference
The Corporate Law Teachers Association (CLTA) was established in 1994 by scholars of corporate law. The association seeks to represent the voices of the various corporate law scholars in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. The goals of the CLTA include:
- Advancing corporate law teaching, research and scholarship;
- Promoting cooperation and exchange of ideas between corporate law scholars in the region;
- Promoting active cooperation between corporate law teachers and universities;
- Promoting cooperation with professional legal associations and law reform agencies;
- Hosting an annual conference to highlight current developments in corporate law scholarship.
Australian Campus Booksellers Association Conference
The Australian Campus Booksellers Association (ACBA) > is an incorporated association of campus booksellers, formed for the purpose of promoting the common interests of bookshops that are engaged in the provision of educational resources on tertiary campuses and colleges.
They represent the interests of 30 members (115 stores) and around 680,000 students, 590 staff and turnover of over $130 million dollars in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The Association offers both intangible and tangible benefits. The Association aids in the professional development of members and helps to deal with suppliers, colleges/universities, and the general problems and opportunities of business. One of the most important benefits is the networking between members to assist with problem solving and sharing ideas. Details of various benefits are:
- Supplier Terms and Performances: ACBA Executive Committee monitors these and makes representations to suppliers as appropriate
- Membership List: shop and contact details for each membership shop
- Professional Development: through conferences and emails
- Information about Industry Trends: through newsletters and conferences
University of Technology Sydney Law Students' Society
LexisNexis is dedicated to playing a positive role in our local and global communities, primarily through employee involvement. Our central focus is education for disadvantaged young people and cares initiatives of importance to local employees.
In support of our company philosophy - to support non-profit organisations with the aim of helping making the community a better place to live and work – we have recently founded the UTS-LSS LexisNexis Textbook Equity Programme as a way to provide financially disadvantaged students with prescribed law textbooks for core subjects.
Please visit www.utslss.com/education-a-equity/lexisnexis-textbook-equity for more information.
About UTS Law Students' Society (LSS)
The UTS Law Students' Society (LSS) is a student run organisation that caters to the educational, vocational and social needs of UTS Law students. By balancing these fundamental aspects of university life, it is our belief that students will align themselves with the skills, knowledge and attributes required for them to realise their potential and achieve their career goals.