The Australasian Law Teachers Association in partnership with their sponsors, offer two Awards which are conferred at each Annual ALTA Conference.
Annual LexisNexis- ALTA Award For Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law
Since 2008, the LexisNexis-ALTA Award has become a symbol of recognition for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law. LexisNexis recognises and rewards regional university teachers who demonstrate excellence and innovation in the teaching of law through:
curriculum advancement and pedagogical improvements in their courses;
engagement with students in order to achieve outstanding learning results;
innovation of learning design including the use of technology to achieve improved learning results for students.
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. This is your year to have your achievements recognised. 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. The submission deadline for 2014 has not yet been finalised. Please watch this page for updates.
Major Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law (includes cash prize of $2000, medal, 1-year ALTA membership)
Early Career Law Teacher Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Teaching of Law (includes cash prize of $1000, medal, 1-year ALTA membership)
Mentor of Teaching Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Teaching of Law* (Nomination by your peer/s) (includes cash prize of $500, medal, 1-year ALTA membership)
About the Award
FAQ & Entry Requirements
Winners of the 2012 Awards were announced at the 2012 Annual ALTA Conference at the University of Sydney in July. Congratulations to our following winners:
Major Award Winner
Dr Susan Armstrong
Faculty of Law, University of Western Sydney
Major Award: Highly Commended
Associate Professor Donald K. Anton
College of Law, Australian National University
Early Career Winner
School of Law, Deakin University
Early Career: Highly Commended
Dr Dalma Demeter
School of Law, University of Canberra
Mentor of Teaching Excellence
Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University
ANNUAL CCH-ALTA Best Conference Paper Awards
In keeping with its mission to promote excellence in research, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, and to support early career academics, there will be three Annual Awards on offer for papers presented at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA).
Awards are presented for following three categories:
Best Overall Conference Paper
Best Early Career Academic Conference Paper
Best Legal Education Conference Paper
The winner of each award receives $500 AUD.
Please see the following past documents for your reference
Award Information and Conditions
2012 Submission Form