Australasian Law Teachers Association

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Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (JALTA)

The Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (JALTA) is an electronic double blind peer reviewed journal.  Established in 2008, JALTA is published annually following the Association’s Annual Conference. 

Only papers presented at the ALTA Annual Conference are eligible for submission for publication in JALTA, subject to editorial discretion and the peer review process. 

Submissions Information

Submissions information can be found here.

2018 JALTA

The 2018 edition of JALTA is now available:

2017 JALTA

The 2017 JALTA is now available to view.

The complete journal can be found here:

2016 JALTA

The 2016 JALTA is now available to view:

Individual articles are available below:

Emeritus Professor David Barker AM: 70 Years of ALTA in the Furtherance of Legal Education in Australasia and of the Work and Interests of University Law Schools

Emeritus Professor David Barker AM: The Swinging Sixties and Beyond: The Influence of the Second Wave University Law Schools in the Development of Australian Legal Education

Brianna Chesser: A Problem-Based Learning Curriculum and the Teaching of the Criminal Law

Susan Douglas: Constructions of Reflective Practice in Dispute Resolution

Richard M Fisher: The Nexus Between Environmental Law Education and Better Government in New Zealand and a Special Place for Distance in its Delivery 

Cheryl Green: Law Schools: Evolution and Law’s Role

Rocco Loiacono and Anna Bunn: Telling It Like It Is: Oral Presentations and Peer Assessment for Business Law Students


2015 JALTA

The 2015 JALTA contains ten articles across six subject areas.  The complete journal is available below alongside the individual articles.  Previous editions are available at the bottom of this page. 

Clinical Legal Education

Kelley Burton: A Criterion-referenced Assessment Rubric on Reflective Practice Designed with Clinical Legal Education in Mind

Legal Education

Nussen Ainsworth: Designing an Australian Court Internship Program: A Case Study of the Victorian University Court Internship Model

Kelley Burton: Measuring and Enhancing the Authenticity of an Examination and Other Assessment Tasks

Stephen Colbran, Anthony Gilding, Anthony Marinac, Samuel Colbran and Nauman Saeed: Exploring Contract Law Using Digital Flashcards

Stephen Colbran: Online and Beyond

Anita Stuhmcke: Learning Plagiarism: Law Students Really Must be Special

Legal Education/Legal History

David Barker: The Four Pillars of Australian Legal Education

Medical Law

Martina Popa: Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Science, Legality and Ethics

Revenue Law

Robin Woellner: ATO Access Power - Another Lost Opportunity

Robin Woellner: Problems in Paradise - Conscious Maladministration in the ATO

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