64th Annual Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference – Sydney, Australia

The 64th annual conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) will take place on the Parramatta campus of the University of Western Sydney on July 5-8, 2009. The theme of this year’s conference is “The doctor as God; the corporation as Queen: what about the country?”

Conference sessions will focus on:  medico-legal issues, including lawyers and depression, medical-negligence and right to life debates; corporate social responsibility and sustainability; and the intersection of international law and indigenous law.  The Publishers Plenary will include representatives from AustLII, as well as the commercial publishers, dealing with the issue of journal rankings and citation indexes under the Excellence in Research in Australia quality review. A new edition to the ALTA conference will be a “free” Learning & Teaching Forum, with more details to be made available from the website.

Abstracts must be submitted for the Interest Groups by 1st May on the standard form and emailed to ALTA09@uws.edu.au; then are approved by the Interest Group Convenors.

The UWS School of Law conference committee has engaged Absolute Events Management to coordinate the conference. Those wishing to register or book hotels, please email alta2009@absoluteevents.com.au.  Please check either the ALTA website or the UWS website for the latest information.