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.
Registration for the ALTA Conference has opened!
The 2017 ALTA Conference will take place from 5-8 July 2017 in Adelaide. It is being held at the Law School of the University of South Australia's City West campus. Please visit the conference website to register your interest and to keep abreast of developments. We look forward to seeing you there.
To whet your appetite for the ALTA Conference, here is a taste of one of the plenary sessions currently being organised:
The Proposition: 'First Let's Kill All the Lawyers' What Relevance do Lawyers Have Today?
In Shakespeare’s Henry VI, a conspirator cries: "First Let's Kill All the Lawyers"
For years, people have been using this quote from Shakespeare as a way of casting aspersions upon the profession of law, but in fact the conspirator recognises, rightly, that it is only after the lawyers have been taken care of that his nefarious deeds may be able to be accomplished.
Each of the speakers will be asked to address his or her thoughts on why the profession is needed today, and how it might need to change in the public eye to ensure acceptance of its proper role. It should be a fascinating journey, with a mixture of academics and practitioners from both sides of the bench. The session will be chaired by The Hon Robyn Layton AQ QC, formerly of the Supreme Court of South Australia.
Other plenary sessions include:
South China Sea
Law in Popular Culture
The Public Face of Law
The Conference program can be found here.
Call for Papers
The call for papers for the ALTA Conference closes on 28 February 2017. Please see the conference website for information about how to submit your abstract.
Oxford University Press to Sponsor Best Conference Paper Awards
Oxford University Press (OUP) has recently agreed to sponsor the ALTA Best Conference Paper Awards. All conference participants can enter. The award categories are:
Each winner will receive AUD$500.
The social events for the ALTA Conference include:
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Some Pictures from the 2016 ALTA Conference