Welcome to the website of the Irish Association of Law Teachers. The IALT is a distinctive organisation in Ireland in a number of respects.
First, since its inception in 1979, it has been an all-island organisation bringing together legal academics and teachers of law from both sides of the border.
Second, it is committed to furthering excellence in legal education and research through conferences, research projects and acting as a collective voice for law teachers.
Being a member of the Association means that you have an opportunity to engage with fellow law teachers and researchers from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Members are also eligible for a discount at the Annual Conference of the Association, and you must be a member of the Association to be eligible for either the teaching award or the book prize.
Annual Conference of the IALT, 2015 – Salthill Hotel, Galway 27-29 November 2015
The Irish Association of Law Teachers was established in 1979 with the objective of advancing legal education, legal research and the work and interests of law teachers on the island of Ireland.
The Association is managed by a Council. In the last number of years, the main task of the Council has been to run an Annual Conference, though in the past the Council has been involved in activities such as the publication of an Index to Irish Superior Court Written Judgments 1976-1982
Ordinary Membership is open to all teachers and researchers of law on the island of Ireland, though Associate Membership is also available to individuals based outside Ireland.
The Association has representatives at all third level institutions in the country and maintains links between teachers and academics between these institutions.
The Irish Association of Law Teachers was established in 1979, and has always been conceived as an all-island association.
In the years since its foundation, the Association has witnessed significant changes in the legal landscape of Ireland, north and south, and of the wider world.
The Association has always been committed to furthering excellence in legal education and research, and this has always been reflected in the activities of the Association and its members.