The 2018 Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers took place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone from 23 to 25 November 2018 . The theme of this year's conference was Legal Education for the Twenty-First Century: Graduate Attributes and Skills. A large number of law teachers from across the island spent two days discussing general issues of pedagogy in law and specific subject sessions. Highlights included a keynote speech on graduate attributes and skills by Professor Fiona Cownie of Keele University and the award of honorary life membership to Advocate General Gerard Hogan.
Our thanks to the outgoing President Mark Coen for organising an extremely successful event.
We look forward now to organising the 2019 conference. Details to be announced in due course.
A big thank you to all our members who made the trip to Athlone for what was a very successful weekend discussing issues of law teaching and meeting colleagues, old and new. A new council has been elected and is listed here and Deirdre McGowan was elected President of the Association for the year 2018-2019. We look…Read More
IALT Spring Discourse 2018 On Tuesday 24 April 2018 the IALT held its first Spring event in many years when the Spring Discourse took place in the Moot Courtroom of the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin. The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, was in conversation with Miriam O’Callaghan about his life…Read More