Australasian Law Teachers Association

Promoting Excellence in Legal Academic Teaching and Research

ALTA awards 

The Australasian Law Teachers Association offer three Awards which are conferred at the ALTA Annual Conference.

In keeping with its mission to promote excellence in research, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to support early career academics, three annual awards are offered for for papers presented at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA). 

Awards are presented in following categories:

  • Best Overall Conference Paper 

  • Best Early Career Academic Conference Paper 

  • Best Legal Education  Conference Paper

Please see the Author Awards Criteria and the Submission Sheet for further information. The Selection Committee judge each paper on the following criteria:

  • the significance and relevance of the paper to the Conference theme
  • the choice of topic and analysis of the issues
  • quality of originality and research
  • relationship to literature and theory
  • coherence of argument and structure
  • clarity of conclusions
  • writing style and referencing 

Details on 2018 submissions will be published closer to the Conference.  

Winners of the 2017 Best Conference Paper Awards 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Best Conference Paper Awards.  This year's winners were announced at the ALTA 2017 Conference hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington.   Submissions were invited across three categories with each author taking home $500 in prize money.  And the winners are:

Best overall conference paper

  • Dr Janet Austin - 'Providing the ability to trade securities issued by start-ups and SMEs. The regulatory challenges for markets designed for small companies'

Best early career academic paper

  • Sascha Mueller - 'Local democracy and the agency-model of local governance'

Best legal education conference paper

  • Daniel Goldsworthy - 'Socrates and Smartphones: Why the future of legal education must be legal philosophy'

Well done to our winners!  Thank you also to everyone who submitted a paper. Keep your eyes peeled for other opportunities to showcase your research on these pages.

Previous winners

2016 winners

Overall best conference paper

Best early career academic conference paper

  • Victoria Stace: Liability of Directors in Tort for Misleading Prospectuses - The New Zealand Supreme Court considers the Scope of the Duty

Best legal education conference paper

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