Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers 2016 - Waterford 18-20 November 2016

Date: 21st April, 2016

Annual Conference of the IALT, 2016 – Tower Hotel, Waterford City, 18th to 20th November 2016

The Irish Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce that the IALT Conference 2016 will take place at the Tower Hotel, Waterford City, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of November 2016. As usual, the conference will have a strong academic tone, with a series of keynote and plenary sessions, alongside parallel sessions catering for a wide range of papers on discrete areas of law. The Annual Conference is also widely valued as an opportunity for social interaction, and this year will be no exception.

For more details about Waterford, visit: http://www.visitwaterford.com/

Conference Format

The conference will open on Friday night with a welcome reception (details TBC) followed by dinner. Parallel panels of papers will feature on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoon with a plenary session after lunch on Saturday. There will be an outing on Saturday afternoon, followed by the gala dinner (dress code: elegant/smart/Seasonal Jumper) on Saturday night. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking and establishing contacts with colleagues researching and teaching in other institutions in Ireland and abroad. The AGM of the IALT will take place following lunch on Sunday.

Theme and Call for Papers

The Council welcomes papers on any legal theme from IALT members and other academics and researchers. Participants are also encouraged to propose panels addressing specific themes in any area of law.  A call for papers and posters has now been issued. Those interested in delivering a paper should contact Dr Fergus Ryan at fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie. Applicants should set out the title of their proposed paper (which may be provisional) and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Proposals for panels (of no more than 4 speakers) are strongly encouraged and will be given priority. The deadline for proposals for papers is 15 September 2016.

Venue and Accommodation

The Tower Hotel is located in the centre of Waterford City, across from the historic Reginald's Tower and within walking distance of the Theatre Royal, Bishop's Palace, and City Museum. The hotel is set against views of Waterford's impressive harbour.  It boasts a leisure centre, with swimming pool and gym. Delegates are advised to book early to avail of the discounted accommodation rate. Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel. For further details see http://www.towerhotelwaterford.com/

Accommodation rates (not included in the conference fee)

€85B&B per night, single occupancy
€105B&B per night, twin or double occupancy

Conference Fee and Booking Conference fees (to include attendance at the conference and all coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, receptions and a social outing but excluding accommodation) for the entire weekend are: 

For IALT members: €180 / £140 

Discounted Student rate: €120 / £95 (for postgraduate members)* 

For non-members: €250 / £200 (to get the members’ rate, you can simply join up to the IALT at www.ialt.ie)

*'Postgraduate member’ for this purpose means a postgraduate research student who is a member of the IALT who is pursuing a research degree, excluding staff who are employed full-time in a teaching/research role. 

PhD Scholarship

2 scholarships are available for PhD students wishing to present a paper at the 2016 IALT Annual Conference. These scholarships will cover the cost of accommodation, reasonable travel costs within Ireland, and the conference fee of the successful applicants. Those interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Dr Charles O'Mahony at charles.omahony [at] nuigalway.ie. Applicants should set out the title of their proposed paper, their institutional affiliation and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Applications should be received by15 September 2016.

Attendance and Payment of Fee

Delegates intending to attend the conference are asked to email fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie to confirm their attendance. If you have any special dietary requirements, please e-mail Fergus Ryan with details. Payment for the conference may be made using the form below.

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