2022 Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) Conference

07/7/2022 11:00 am 07/9/2022 05:00 pm Australia/Melbourne 2022 Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA) Conference

Evolution or Revolution? Challenging Legal Education and Scholarship

Legal education is ever-changing. Legal pedagogies and classrooms have regularly been redeveloped and reimagined, and the experience of law school has evolved not just generation-by-generation, but year-by-year.

The Australian university sector more generally is undergoing a period of significant change, providing both challenges and opportunities. Remote teaching and flexible learning have become entrenched, and we have had to grapple with new ways of working and engaging. In some places, these changes have been rapid and revolutionary, while in others they have been a slower evolution of changes and trajectories that were already taking their course.

The 2022 ALAA Conference asks us to consider whether legal education and scholarship is in a state of evolution or revolution? How is legal education and scholarship being challenged by external forces, and how are we internally challenging legal education and scholarship? What are the defining features of a 2022 law school, law teacher and law student? How can we better reflect the diverse experiences of our student cohort by recognising and redressing disadvantage, especially where this has been exacerbated in recent years? How can we better support both academics and students? How have recent challenges and opportunities presented in different legal disciplines? Which changes should we hold onto, and which should we disregard? And where is further change required, in order to maximise our potential as places of excellent learning, teaching and scholarship?

Please see the draft program for the conference here.

The conference is available in a hybrid format. When purchasing your ticket, you can purchase from in-person or live stream options.


Agenda

Thursday 7 July: Early Career Day
Friday 8 July: ALAA Conference Day 1
Saturday 9 July: ALAA Conference Day 2

Additional Events

Welcome Drinks
  • Date: Thursday 7 July 2022
  • Time: 5pm
  • Location: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Conference Dinner and Awards Night
Please join us for a formal night of celebration and networking. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Hellenic Museum Galleries, followed by an all-inclusive three-course dinner and conference award celebration.
  • Date: Friday 8 July 2022
  • Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: Hellenic Museum, Melbourne
  • Attire: Formal
Note: Tickets to the Conference Dinner and Awards Night can be purchased at the same time as you purchase your conference ticket.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) for their generous sponsorship of the Conference Dinner.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:

Event Details

Date:
7 July 2022 at 11:00 am – 9 July 2022 at 5:00 pm

Description

Evolution or Revolution? Challenging Legal Education and Scholarship

Legal education is ever-changing. Legal pedagogies and classrooms have regularly been redeveloped and reimagined, and the experience of law school has evolved not just generation-by-generation, but year-by-year.

The Australian university sector more generally is undergoing a period of significant change, providing both challenges and opportunities. Remote teaching and flexible learning have become entrenched, and we have had to grapple with new ways of working and engaging. In some places, these changes have been rapid and revolutionary, while in others they have been a slower evolution of changes and trajectories that were already taking their course.

The 2022 ALAA Conference asks us to consider whether legal education and scholarship is in a state of evolution or revolution? How is legal education and scholarship being challenged by external forces, and how are we internally challenging legal education and scholarship? What are the defining features of a 2022 law school, law teacher and law student? How can we better reflect the diverse experiences of our student cohort by recognising and redressing disadvantage, especially where this has been exacerbated in recent years? How can we better support both academics and students? How have recent challenges and opportunities presented in different legal disciplines? Which changes should we hold onto, and which should we disregard? And where is further change required, in order to maximise our potential as places of excellent learning, teaching and scholarship?

Please see the draft program for the conference here.

The conference is available in a hybrid format. When purchasing your ticket, you can purchase from in-person or live stream options.


Agenda

Thursday 7 July: Early Career Day
Friday 8 July: ALAA Conference Day 1
Saturday 9 July: ALAA Conference Day 2

Additional Events

Welcome Drinks
  • Date: Thursday 7 July 2022
  • Time: 5pm
  • Location: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Conference Dinner and Awards Night
Please join us for a formal night of celebration and networking. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Hellenic Museum Galleries, followed by an all-inclusive three-course dinner and conference award celebration.
  • Date: Friday 8 July 2022
  • Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: Hellenic Museum, Melbourne
  • Attire: Formal
Note: Tickets to the Conference Dinner and Awards Night can be purchased at the same time as you purchase your conference ticket.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD) for their generous sponsorship of the Conference Dinner.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:


E-Mail
alaa-conference-22@monash.edu
Phone
+61 3 9905 2630