LAW ACADEMICS ASSOCIATION
Promoting Excellence in Legal Academic Teaching and Research
On 1 July 2019, the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) was relaunched as the Australasian Law Academics Association (ALAA). The name change reflects the Association’s renewed commitment to representing and supporting all law academics in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Established in 1946 as the Australian Universities Law Schools Association, the Association has for the past 73 years provided a platform for Australasian law teachers and legal scholars to network, collaborate and share expertise, primarily by way of the annual Conference, the Association’s Interest Groups, and the Association’s academic publications including the Legal Education Review, and the Journal of ALAA.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia and Māori as tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand. We also acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of the lands where all our members live and work.
CALD STATEMENT ON DISCRIMINATION AND STRUCTURAL BIAS
We endorse the Council of Australia Law Deans’ Statement on Australian Law’s Systemic Discrimination and Structural Bias Against First Nations Peoples available here
2020-2021 Institutional Members
Australian Catholic University
Australian National University
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Queensland University of Technology
University of Adelaide
University of Canberra
University of Canterbury
University of Newcastle
University of Queensland
University of of South Australia
University of Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
University of Western Australia
Western Sydney University
BECOME A MEMBER
The relaunch of the Association has seen a significant change to the membership structure. Individual membership is now free of charge to law academics (including full time, part time and casual academics), law librarians and others in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
All Australasian law schools have been invited to join ALAA as institutional members. In return for an annual membership fee, institutional members are entitled to complimentary copies of the ALAA publications and discounted ALAA conference registration fees for all staff.