CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Online workshops and roundtables (and more)
to be held in June 2022
Deadline for Proposals April 22 2022
In lieu of a conference this summer, CALT proposes a series of Wednesday sessions in June, with a longer session including our AGM on June 8th.
CALT is now soliciting proposals from Canadian law teachers for online roundtables or workshops connected to legal education.
For events included in the series, CALT will provide publicity (through its website, mailing list, and other channels) and assume responsibility for the technical aspects of hosting the meeting (registration through Zoom, etc.).
CALT would be glad to consider partnering with other academic or professional organizations in order to co-host particular events in the series.
Proposals should address a unified theme, and be designed for a total duration of 60 to 120 minutes, including activities and/or discussion.
Sessions may be in one of two formats: workshops (with active learning and participatory approaches aimed at capacity building); or, roundtables (interactive discussion and exchange, either with a small group of panelists with some participation by the room, or intended to engage the whole room). Other formats may be proposed.
Proposals should be contained in a standalone Word document (i.e. not in the body of an email) that is no longer than 2 pages and must provide the following information:
- Session title;
- Session format (workshop, roundtable or other) and length
- Brief description of session topic, content and agenda (100-500 words)
- Identification at least 3 presenters, including a session chair.
**Please note while CALT has currently suspended membership fees, we will be reinstating modest membership fees before June 2022, in the <$50 range for full time faculty. All presenters will be expected to become CALT members and pay the membership fee)
- Brief biographical information for each contributor (including institutional affiliation and position title or program status);
- Identification of partner (co-hosting) organization, if any;
- Preferred dates, if any (June 1, 15, 22, 29 are the Wednesday dates we are looking at – along with the second Wednesday of the month in some of all of July through December.
Please send all proposals, in Word format, as well as any suggestions or expressions of interest, to <[email protected]> no later than April 22 2022.
The CALT Conference Committee will review all proposals and make selections based on timeliness, rigour, anticipated interest of CALT members, and potential for interactive exchange and learning impact.
If a proposal is selected, members of the CALT Conference Committee will contact the persons making the proposal to agree upon a date and time. The Committee may request additional information and modifications.
We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the CALT 2021 virtual conference (7-10 June) here. There is no registration fee, but registration is obligatory. Also, an updated Program in Brief, as well as the Full Program, are now available.
CALT conference 2021: SAVE THE DATES!
We are delighted to confirm that the virtual conference will take place over four days, from Monday 7 June to Thursday 11 June. Two sessions will be offered on each day, as well as the CALT AGM on Tuesday 8 June. A ‘program-in-brief’ is now available on our website here.
Sessions will be conducted via Zoom, hosted by Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. Registration will be required, but there will be no registration fee. An Eventbrite registration page is coming soon and will be the source for further program information. For any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
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Call for Proposals
CALT annual conference 2021
7-11 June, 2021
Virtually Hosted by:
Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
We are pleased to release this Call for Proposals for the 2021 annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT). The conference will be held in a virtual online format throughout the week of 7 to 11 June (which is the week following the virtual gathering of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities).
The virtual platform for the conference will be provided by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. We gratefully acknowledge their participation and support.
Subject to the level of response to the Call for Proposals, and logistical factors, our tentative plan is to schedule 6 plenary sessions over the course of the week, with no more than two sessions of up to two hours duration on any one day.
The general focus of the conference will remain on legal education and pedagogy. We primarily invite proposals on two specific themes:
“Building Back Better: Lessons from Adapting to Teaching in the Pandemic”;
“Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism & Anti-Black Racism” – the theme of the cancelled 2020 conference.
We will also consider proposals that address non-theme topics and issues of current interest in legal education and law, but preference may be given to theme-related proposals and proposals that address teaching and learning.
We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Association of Law Teacher’s annual conference is resuming in 2021. The conference will be held in a virtual online format throughout the week of 7 to 11 June (which is the week following the virtual gathering of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities). A Call for Proposals will be issued soon. The CALT AGM will also be held during that week.
Subject to the level of response to the Call for Proposals, and logistical factors, our tentative plan is to schedule 6 plenary sessions over the course of the week, with no more than two sessions of up to two hours duration on any one day. The general focus of the conference will remain on legal education and pedagogy. We anticipate inviting general proposals with that focus, as well as inviting proposals engaging two specific themes: one theme focusing on lessons from adapting to teaching in the pandemic; the other reaching back to the theme of the cancelled 2020 conference, “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism & Anti-Black Racism.”
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The Canadian Association of Law Teachers regrets to announce that it has decided to cancel its conference, previously scheduled for June 1 to 3, 2020 at Western University. We have also decided that we will not participate in the proposed online version of the Congress 2020 meeting. For a variety of reasons, including solidarity with the position of the Black Canadian Studies Association, we do not think it is in the interests of CALT to proceed with an online version.
We have not reached this decision lightly and we regret the disappointment and inconvenience that it may cause.
For anyone who has already registered for the conference, a full refund is available. You can find information about the process for cancellation in the email you received (from Congress) as confirmation of your registration.