Stan Marsh Best Paper Prize/ Stan Marsh Best Poster Prize
The Association of Law Teachers is delighted to announce that prizes will be available for the best paper and best poster presented at the conference. To be entered, please send abstracts for the conference proceedings in the usual manner, but write ‘to be entered into the Stan Marsh Competition’ at the bottom. If your paper is accepted for the conference, you will need to submit your full paper by NO LATER THAN Monday 30th March 2020 at 4:00pm.
Posters will be judged by the panel during the conference. The judging panel for both the best paper and the best poster will consist of members of the ALT Committee and they will judge the entries based on the following criteria:
For both poster and papers:
A strong educational message or finding which is based on existing and/or developing legal education research, and which addresses the Conference Theme.
For papers only (as presented at the conference)
- Engagement of audience;
- Clarity of presentation.
For posters only:
- Eye-catching poster;
- Appropriate use of poster format;
- Clear coverage.
The winners will be announced at Dinner on the Monday evening, so presentations by prize entrants will be scheduled for that day. The prize for the best paper is £250 and the prize for the best poster is £100.
Chris Gale Memorial Prize
The ALT is honoured to award the joint Committee of Head of University Law Schools (CHULS) and ALT Chris Gale Memorial Prize for the third year. The prize will be awarded to the best joint paper presented at the conference and aims to celebrate values of collegiality, collaboration and support in legal education research.
To be entered for the prize, please follow the instructions above, but write ‘to be entered for the Chris Gale Memorial Prize’ at the bottom.
If your paper abstract is accepted for the conference, you will need to submit your full paper NO LATER THAN Monday 30th March 4pm. You can submit for both the Best Paper and the Chris Gale Memorial Prize.
The judging panel will consist of members of the ALT Committee. It must be a co- or multi-authored paper, jointly presented, and entries will be judged on:
- levels of engagement and clarity
- the extent to which the paper conveys a strong educational message or findings based on existing and/or developing legal education research
- its success in addressing the Conference Theme.
The winners will be announced at Dinner on the Monday evening so, again, presentations by prize entrants will be scheduled for that day. The prize is £200.