A commitment that has been occupying my time and will continue to do so over the next couple of years, is the amazing privilege of being Chair of the Association of Law Teachers. The Association is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, but we want to grow the Association to ensure we have an even larger and vibrant community of law teachers, and so that we have the finances to further promote legal education and support the legal education community through grants, awards and pedagogy-focused activities.
The ALT is a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community of academics, professionals and practitioners engaged in legal education across a number of countries. Our members support legal learning in schools, colleges, universities and professional sectors, on campus, face-to-face and online. Our aim is to inspire and celebrate excellence in the teaching of law, and to share the understanding and practice of legal learning.
In April I took over from the incomparable Professor Rebecca Huxley-Binns who is a very hard act to follow. I’m supported by our wonderful Vice Chair Dr Jess Guth, who will take over from me in Spring 2017, and a terrific committee of volunteers.
You can find out more about the Association on our website. You can follow the Association of Twitter, and more importantly – if you’re a law teacher – please join the Association so we can continue to grow and support legal education teaching, scholarship and research.