Australasian Law Teachers Association

Promoting Excellence in Legal Academic Teaching and Research

Conference

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.

As resolved at the 2018 ALTA AGM held during last year’s wonderful Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference at Curtin University, ALTA is being relaunched as the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA). This years conference will be the very first ALAA conference.

The 2019 Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) Conference will be held from 4 to 5, July in beautiful Coolangatta, hosted by the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University. The conference theme is ‘Real’ laws in the post-truth world.

2019 ALAA Conference

‘Real’ Laws in the Post-Truth World and was chosen to engage and question emerging dialogues on ‘post-truth’ – their influence on policy and social debate, and how post-truth practices are shaping laws and how truth is and isn’t part of legal and socio-legal dialogues. We intend this theme to provoke questions on whether we should and how we might reinscribe law in post-truth spaces, whether and how laws should be deconstructed, de-centred, and de-colonised, and whether or not our diversity can unite and guide us to reimagine our collective futures.

The Conference Committee is also proud to be hosting this year’s event as it will be the formal launch of our renamed and restructured legal academic’s association. As resolved at the 2018 ALTA AGM held during last year’s wonderful Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference at Curtin University, ALTA is being relaunched as the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA). This conference, the very first ALAA conference, will continue to provide a supportive environment for law academics to present papers on their areas of their scholarship in teaching and research, as well as a great place to develop networks and friendships with other legal academics within Australasia. 

On behalf of SCU’s Conference Committee, we trust all delegates will have an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable time at this year’s conference. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the beautiful southern part of the Gold Coast this July.

 Associate Professor Jennifer Nielsen
Chair, SCU Conference Committee

Previous ALTA Conferences

There is information available on previous ALTA conferences.

This year’s Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) Conference will be held this July in beautiful Coolangatta, hosted by the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University.

The SCU conference committee looks forward to welcoming law academics and scholars from Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea and other parts of the world. We are confident that our conference program will be an engaging and thought provoking event.

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Open
    Mid March 2019
  • Registration Open
    Early April 2019
  • Call for Abstracts
    EXTENDED until 20 May
  • Authors Notified on Accepted Submissions
    31 May
  • Early Bird Deadline
    EXTENDED until 10 June
  • Author Registration Deadline
    3 June


View the official Conference website here.




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