CALT Academic Excellence award
The annual CALT Prize for Academic Excellence honours exceptional contribution to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career. The prize recipient’s name will be announced at the CALT annual conference.
To be considered for the prize, one or more colleagues must nominate a candidate by submitting a complete curriculum vitae of the candidate, three letters of reference, and representative student evaluations (in the form of a letter or otherwise) to: [email protected]. The nomination documentation must be submitted by January 29 2024
The nominations are considered by a selection committee composed of three people (either law teachers or members of the judiciary) appointed by the president of CALT. The committee chair is a member of the CALT executive. The president does not have a vote in the selection process.
The selection committee assesses the candidates on the following criteria: quality of and innovation in teaching and learning; and quality and impact of legal scholarship.
In view of the quality of the candidates nominated but not selected in past years, the selection committee may include in its consideration candidates nominated in the previous year but not selected. If the selection committee decides to reconsider such previously nominated candidates, it will seek the endorsement of the nominators who may, if they so wish, submit additional information to the Chair of the selection committee.
CALT Scholarly paper award
To recognize the work of new scholars, CALT conducts an annual competition for as yet unpublished scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to legal literature. Any member of CALT holding an appointment (tenured, tenure-track, post-doc or sessional contract) at a faculty or department of law at a Canadian university is eligible to enter the competition within seven years of commencing the first such appointment.
An entry consists of the submission of a paper on a legal topic for review by a selection committee.
In addition, applicants must confirm in writing their eligibility, by attesting that the deadline date of the competition is less than 7 years (84 months) since their first appointment to a faculty of law. Leaves which stopped tenure clocks at the institution of appointment can be excluded from the 84 months, but must be clearly indicated in a longer note to the Committee. Applicants with more complex situations who would like to request exclusions should write to the Committee for consideration with a timeline indicating the requested exclusion and any relevant additional information.
A paper is not eligible for consideration if it, or a substantially similar paper by the same author, has been published prior to January 1, 2023. The same paper may not be submitted more than once, but a paper which is a substantial revision of a paper previously submitted may be resubmitted as long as neither the first paper nor a substantially similar paper by the same author has been published prior to 1 January 2023.
If the selection committee determines that none of the submitted papers in a given annual competition makes a substantial contribution to legal literature, it may decline to select any paper for the Award. However, no honourable mention may be awarded if the Scholarly Paper Award is not given. The selection committee may use its own discretion in making these determinations and the decisions of the selection committee are final.
Papers longer than 60 pages in length are not normally considered. Applications and attached Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to: [email protected]
The annual CALT Prize for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning honours exceptional contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) by a Canadian law teacher. While SoTL is defined variously, a common understanding is that of investigating questions related to teaching and learning and sharing the answers obtained through peer review, publication, performance or presentation.
Any member of CALT is eligible to submit a paper on teaching and learning in law. The paper does not need to be published or accepted for publication for submission. Submissions that have not yet been published will also be considered for publication in the Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (CLEAR). Papers that have already been published must have been published in the last 3 years. Co-authored papers may be submitted if the primary author is eligible to submit a paper. Copyright in any paper submitted remains the property of the author. The committee will accept only one paper per author. Papers must be submitted for CALT’s SoTL award OR CALT Scholarly paper award, but not both.
Papers must be submitted by Jan 29 2024 to:[email protected]
The nominations are considered by a selection committee composed of three people appointed by the president of CALT. The committee chair is a member of the CALT executive. The president does not have a vote in the selection process.