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.

IALT

Annual Conference of the IALT, 2015 – Salthill Hotel, Galway 27-29 November 2015

Date: 28th July, 2015

Annual Conference of the IALT, 2015 – Salthill Hotel, Galway 27-29 November 2015

UPDATE: We are still accepting proposals for papers for the IALT conference, with an extended deadline of Monday 12th October 2015

The Irish Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce that the IALT Conference 2015 will take place at the Salthill Hotel, Salthill, Galway, from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of November 2015. Frequently called Ireland’s most Irish city, Galway is a coastal metropolis where culture and literature have long flourished.

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.

Conference Format

The conference will open with the awarding of the IALT Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship on Friday night. This will be followed by a buffet dinner. There will be an outing on Saturday afternoon to Ireland’s longest running Christmas Market, the Galway Continental Christmas Market in Eyre Square. This outing will be 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. Parallel panels of papers will feature on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoon with a plenary session after lunch on Saturday. The AGM of the IALT will take place following lunch on Sunday.

Theme and Call for Papers

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The Law Lecturer: Enhancing Academic Life’ to include discussions on a number of different topics relating to the changing role of the legal academic. 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, and especially (though not exclusively) on the conference theme. A call for papers and posters has now been issued. Those interested in delivering a paper should contact Dr Charles O'Mahony at charles.omahony [at] nuigalway.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.  The deadline for offers of papers for the conference has been extended to Monday 12th October 2015.

Venue and Accommodation

The Salthill Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the centre of Galway City and a short walk from the heart of the lively and popular Salthill. The hotel is set against views of the Salthill Promenade. The 4 star Hotel offers spacious bedrooms, a new leisure facility and a fitness centre where you can swim laps in sunlit 18m and 25m indoor pools and relax afterwards with a choice of sauna, steam room or whirlpool. This comfortable, 4 star, modern hotel offers IALT delegates a very competitive accommodation rate of €85 per single occupancy bedroom per night and €110 per double or twin occupancy bedroom per night, including breakfast and access to the leisure facilities (excluding spa treatments). 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.salthillhotel.com/en/

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. Please contact Charles O'Mahony for further details.

PhD Scholarship

2 scholarships are available for PhD students wishing to present a paper at the 2015 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 by 30 September 2015.

Booking

Delegates intending to attend the conference are asked to email charles.omahony [at] nuigalway.ie to confirm their attendance. If you have any special dietary requirements, please e-mail Charles O'Mahony with details. Payment for the conference may be made using the form below.

IALT

Cheques/bank drafts (demoninated in euros or sterling only, preferably euros) may also be sent to Dr Fergus Ryan, Department of Law, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare. Queries regarding payment should be sent to fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie

Annual Conference of the IALT 2014

Date: 24th July, 2014

Annual Conference of the IALT, 2014 - Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, 7-9 November 2014

The IALT is delighted to announce  that the IALT Conference 2014 will take place at the Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November 2014. Kilkenny is a vibrant and historic city dating back to at least 1207. It is a popular tourist destination and the location of the splendid Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral. Kilkenny also boasts many other notable historic and cultural features.

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.

 

Conference Format

The conference will open with the awarding of the IALT Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship on Friday night. This will be followed by a buffet dinner. There will be a cultural outing on Saturday afternoon, followed by the gala dinner (dress code: elegant/smart) 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. Parallel panels of papers will feature on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoon with a plenary session after lunch on Saturday. The AGM of the IALT will take place following lunch on Sunday.

 

Theme and Call for Papers.

The theme of this year’s conference is Making an Impact: Can Legal Academics Make a Real Difference? The theme prompts participants to explore how our work – both in the classroom and outside – has or can have a meaningful and beneficial impact on the lives and careers of our students, on industry and the economy, on our environment, in communities and in society generally. In particular, the conference poses the question whether and to what extent academic endeavours can help forge meaningful and sustainable improvements for marginalised and underprivileged segments of society (in Ireland, in Europe, and across the globe).

As always, papers that address the theme of the conference are encouraged, but the Council also welcomes papers on any relevant legal theme from IALT members and other academics and researchers. Inter-disciplinary papers are also encouraged.

A call for papers and posters has now been issued. Those interested in delivering a paper or exhibiting a poster should contact Dr Fergus Ryan at fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie, including a title (which may be provisional) and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Proposals for panels (of no more than 4 speakers) are also welcome. The provisional deadline for proposals for papers/panels is 30 September 2014.

 

Venue and Accommodation

The Newpark Hotel (which includes a swimming pool, health club and spa) is located a short distance from the centre of Kilkenny City. (It is 1.4 km by car from the train station, and 20 minutes by foot from the city centre). This comfortable, 4 star, modern hotel has offered a very competitive accommodation rate of €89 per single occupancy bedroom per night and €119 per double or twin occupancy bedroom per night, including breakfast and access to the leisure facilities (excluding spa treatments). Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel. For further details see http://www.flynnhotels.com/Newpark_Hotel_Kilkenny

 

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. Please contact Fergus Ryan for further details.

2 scholarships are available for PhD students. Further details to follow.

 

Booking

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

IALT

Cheques/bank drafts (demoninated in euros or sterling only, preferably euros) may also be sent to Mr Val Corbett, Head of the School of Law, Independent Colleges, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Queries regarding payment should be sent to fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie

Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel itself.

 

Transport to Kilkenny

Kilkenny is easily accessible by train, bus, and car. It is approximately 1.5 hours from Dublin by car or train.

By train: Kilkenny is linked by train to Dublin and Waterford with regular services from both cities.

By Car: Kilkenny is 1h 30 mins from Dublin City, 3h 10 mins from Belfast, 2h 30 mins from Galway and 1h 50 mins from Cork

By Bus: Bus Éireann and JJ Kavanagh coaches provide a bus service from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny City

 

Further details relating to the conference, including a full programme and details of the plenary speakers will be added here in due course.

IALT Annual Conference 2014

Date: 2nd September, 2013

Annual Conference of the IALT, 2014 - Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, 7-9 November 2014

The IALT is delighted to announce  that the IALT Conference 2014 will take place at the Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November 2014. Kilkenny is a vibrant and historic city dating back to at least 1207. It is a popular tourist destination and the location of the splendid Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral. Kilkenny also boasts many other notable historic and cultural features.

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.

 

Conference Format

The conference will open with the awarding of the IALT Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship on Friday night. This will be followed by a buffet dinner. There will be a cultural outing on Saturday afternoon, followed by the gala dinner (dress code: elegant/smart) 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. Parallel panels of papers will feature on Saturday and Sunday mornings/early afternoon with a plenary session after lunch on Saturday. The AGM of the IALT will take place following lunch on Sunday.

 

Theme and Call for Papers.

The theme of this year’s conference is Making an Impact: Can Legal Academics Make a Real Difference? The theme prompts participants to explore how our work – both in the classroom and outside – has or can have a meaningful and beneficial impact on the lives and careers of our students, on industry and the economy, on our environment, in communities and in society generally. In particular, the conference poses the question whether and to what extent academic endeavours can help forge meaningful and sustainable improvements for marginalised and underprivileged segments of society (in Ireland, in Europe, and across the globe).

As always, papers that address the theme of the conference are encouraged, but the Council also welcomes papers on any relevant legal theme from IALT members and other academics and researchers. Inter-disciplinary papers are also encouraged.

A call for papers and posters has now been issued. Those interested in delivering a paper or exhibiting a poster should contact Dr Fergus Ryan at fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie, including a title (which may be provisional) and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Proposals for panels (of no more than 4 speakers) are also welcome. The provisional deadline for proposals for papers/panels is 30 September 2014.

 

Venue and Accommodation

The Newpark Hotel (which includes a swimming pool, health club and spa) is located a short distance from the centre of Kilkenny City. (It is 1.4 km by car from the train station, and 20 minutes by foot from the city centre). This comfortable, 4 star, modern hotel has offered a very competitive accommodation rate of €89 per single occupancy bedroom per night and €119 per double or twin occupancy bedroom per night, including breakfast and access to the leisure facilities (excluding spa treatments). Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel. For further details see http://www.flynnhotels.com/Newpark_Hotel_Kilkenny

 

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. Please contact Fergus Ryan for further details.

2 scholarships are available for PhD students. Further details to follow.

 

Booking

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

IALT

Cheques/bank drafts (demoninated in euros or sterling only, preferably euros) may also be sent to Mr Val Corbett, Head of the School of Law, Independent Colleges, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Queries regarding payment should be sent to fergus.ryan [at] nuim.ie

Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel itself.

 

Transport to Kilkenny

Kilkenny is easily accessible by train, bus, and car. It is approximately 1.5 hours from Dublin by car or train.

By train: Kilkenny is linked by train to Dublin and Waterford with regular services from both cities.

By Car: Kilkenny is 1h 30 mins from Dublin City, 3h 10 mins from Belfast, 2h 30 mins from Galway and 1h 50 mins from Cork

By Bus: Bus Éireann and JJ Kavanagh coaches provide a bus service from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny City

 

Further details relating to the conference, including a full programme and details of the plenary speakers will be added here in due course.

IALT Annual Conference 2012, 16-18 November, Dublin

Date: 2nd August, 2012

The IALT 2012 Annual Conference will be held on 16-18 November 2012 at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

The theme of this year’s conference is Legal Scholarship and Judicial Reasoning: A Mutual Interaction.

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, with a reception, buffet dinner and the awarding of the IALT Kevin Boyle Book Prize on Friday night, a cultural outing on Saturday afternoon to the James Joyce Tower, the gala dinner (dress code: smart) on Saturday night and 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.

The Killiney Castle Hotel http://www.fitzpatrickcastle.com/ is located 10 minutes’ walk from Dalkey Dart Station and the Aircoach stops outside. A limited number of rooms at a preferential room rate are available to delegates at €99 B&B single or €109 twin/double room.

Conference Programme

The summary conference programme for the weekend can be accessed below.

http://www.ialt.ie/assets/uploads/events/Summary IALT Conference Programme(1).pdf

A full conference programme with abstracts will be issued upon registration.

Conference Fees

Conference fees (to include attendance at the conference and all coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, receptions and a social outing) for the entire weekend are:
For IALT members:
€170 / £135
€110 / £90 (for postgraduate members)*
For non-members:
€210 / £170

*The IALT will fund up to two postgraduate students to attend the conference.

Conference Registration Form

Please post the conference registration form with cheque payments. In the case of electronic payments, please email the conference registration form to dahern@tcd.ie (electronic payments can be made via the link to Paypal below) http://www.ialt.ie/assets/uploads/events/IALT Conference Registration Form 3.doc



 

Payment

 

 

 

 

IALT Spring Seminar 26 April 2012

Date: 4th April, 2012

The IALT Spring Seminar will take place on Thursday 26 April 2012 at 6.30pm in the IIIS Seminar Room, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Professor William Binchy, Regius Professor, Trinity College and Professor David Gwynn Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Law, UCC will address the audience on Law Reform and Social Transition. A reception will follow and all are welcome. RSVP to president @ialt.ie.

IALT Spring Seminar 2012

Date: 4th April, 2012

The IALT Spring Seminar will take place on Thursday 26 April 2012 at 6.30pm in the IIIS Seminar Room, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Professor William Binchy, Regius Professor, Trinity College and Professor David Gwynn Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Law, UCC will address the audience on Law Reform and Social Transition. A reception will follow and all are welcome. RSVP to president @ialt.ie.

Teaching Comparative Law:  reflections and recommendations

Date: 28th March, 2012

The Irish Society of Comparative Law and the School of Law of the University of Limerick (UL) will host a one-day workshop on ‘Teaching Comparative Law’ in the Wood Room in Plassey House at UL on Friday, 20 April 2012 from 11:00-15:00.

 

There is no fee for participation and lunch is included.

 

The workshop will collate information on the current teaching of comparative law and related disciplines—especially European law, International law, and foreign laws of any type—in Ireland. To assist in this, a very brief, simple questionnaire has been prepared (see attached).

 

Both attendees and non-attendees are invited to complete the questionnaire and to submit it to Seán Patrick Donlan (sean.donlan@ul.ie) in advance of the meeting.

 

Workshop participants will (i) review the teaching of comparative law across Ireland and (ii) discuss its future role in legal education. Current innovative approaches across the globe—Maastricht, McGill, NYU, and SOAS—will be considered for their relevance to teaching both comparative and national law.

 

The reports provided for the workshop will be compiled and available to reporters, to Heads of Faculties, and to ISCL members. Minutes of the meeting may also be included. It is our hope that these materials might form the basis of a comprehensive overview of the teaching of comparative law and related disciplines in Ireland.

DATE OF 2014 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

Date: 28th March, 2012

The 2014 IALT Annual Conference will take place from 7-9 November 2014 at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny City

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