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
and its benefits
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.
of the association
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.
Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the IALT Annual Conference for 2020 could not take place. Instead, the Association is running an online Seminar Series dealing with various aspects of legal scholarship in Ireland today. Below you will find information on past and future seminars. The series is available to members of the association.…Read More
‘Are you with me?’, Mike Chinoy’s new biography on Kevin Boyle and his contribution to justice in Northern Ireland and around the world, has just been published by The Lilliput Press. As members will be aware, Kevin Boyle was instrumental in the establishment of the Association in 1979 and served as President on a number…Read More
It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the Spring Discourse for 2020. The Discourse, a conversation between Senator David Norris and Miriam O’Callaghan, was due to be held in TU Dublin on 22 April 2020. In light of the extension of University closures and the ongoing nature of the Covid-19 crisis we…Read More
The Call for Papers for the Annual Conference of the IALT 2019 has been launched. The Conference will be held at the Strand Hotel in Limerick on 22-24 November 2019. Submissions are especially welcome on the conference theme, Beyond Borders: Collegiality and Collaboration in Law and we encourage the submission of panels. Looking forward to seeing you…Read More