Association of Law Teachers conference 2017
The 2017 Association of Law Teachers conference took place from 10–11 April 2017 at the School of Law, University of Portsmouth. Over 150 delegates and sponsor delegates attended to discuss the foundations and futures of legal education. The conference comprised of 70 parallel sessions, three plenaries, a LERN lunchtime session and Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize awards.
Michael Mansfield QC focussed on the power of information in his keynote speech. He spoke about how empowering individuals to take control and use information was fundamental to individual wellbeing and upholding democracy and the rule of law.
Professor Lisa Webley, Law Teacher of the Year 2016, offered a positive outlook on the challenging, dynamic and contradictory environment in her keynote speech.
The Stan Marsh and Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prizes were awarded at the Annual Dinner, which took place on HMS Warrior.
Lydia Bleasdale won the Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize for 'Contextualising ‘Resilience’ Amongst Undergraduate Law Students'. A high commendation was awarded to Kelly VanBuskirk for 'The utility of Reader’s Theatre as a teaching method in law schools'.
The Stan Marsh Best Poster prize was won by Stephen Clear with 'Expectations, Employability and Mooting: Is this the Real Life? Is this Just Fantasy?'. The Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize was awarded to Luke Moffat and Dug Cubie for their project using computer games to teach international humanitarian law.