Australasian Law Teachers Association

Promoting Excellence in Legal Academic Teaching and Research


ALTA holds its Annual Conference in July of each year with the event being rotated across different law schools. The Conference provides a supportive environment for academics to present papers on research areas of interest and also the opportunity to develop friendships and connect with academic colleagues within the Australasian region.

2018 ALTA Conference

  ‘If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
Shylock in Act III, Scene I of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Conference Theme

The conference theme is drawn from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, an iconic play that speaks to our times. They may not be ‘the best and worst of times’ but, we all live with great uncertainty, and in parts of the world, seemingly immutable enmities. We hope that the famous trial scene especially will provide ample material for stimulating discussion around a variety of themes. The plenary speakers and various supporting activities will explore the conference theme in various ways and thus provide a stimulating – and theatrical – backdrop for the conference proceedings and the discussions.  

Previous ALTA Conferences

There is information available on previous ALTA conferences.

Conference website

For detailed information on the 2018 Conference, please see here


Registrations for the 2018 ALTA Conference are now open.


Important dates

January 2018 - Call for abstracts

9th March 2018 - Abstracts due

30th March 2018 - Acceptance notification

30th April 2018 - Author registration deadline

14th May 2018 - Early Bird registration closes

Join us

4 - 6 July 2018

Curtin Law School
57 Murray St, Perth

Contact us +61 2 6125 4178

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The Australian National University, 5 Fellows Road, Canberra  ACT 2601

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