Call for Proposals
Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference 2019
University of British Columbia
5-7 June, 2019
We are pleased to release this Call for Proposals for the 2019 annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, which is being held as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and includes an overlap day with the conference of the Canadian Law and Society Association. The program for the overlap day will be co-ordinated to encourage integrated participation.
The Congress theme is “Circles of Conversation” with an emphasis on fostering ‘deep, two-way relationships’ between universities and communities and a particular focus on ‘productive scholarly relations with Indigenous communities.’
We invite proposals that offer a perspective on the theme of ‘Circles of Conversation’ in the context of legal education, scholarship and community engagement. We particularly encourage proposals that explore the development of meaningful two-way relationships between legal education institutions and Indigenous communities. We also welcome proposals that explore the role of two-way academic-community relationships in legal teaching and legal research more broadly. As well, we are happy to 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.
Proposals can be either of two types: session or individual.
Session proposals should include at least 3 contributors and address a unifying topic, with a total duration of either 60 or 90 minutes, including activities and/or discussion. Sessions can be in either of three formats: topic panels (multiple successive individual presentations); topic workshops (multiple contributors utilizing non-panel active learning approaches); or, topic roundtables (multiple contributors facilitating an interactive discussion and exchange). Session proposals should be no longer than 2 pages and must provide the following information:
- Session title and proposed duration;
- Session format (panel, workshop or roundtable);
- Brief description of session topic;
- Identification of session chair, if possible (who need not be otherwise contributing to the session);
- Titles of individual contributions (for panel format);
- Brief description of individual presentations (for panel format);
- Brief description of session content and contributor roles (for workshop or roundtable formats);
- Brief biographical information for each contributor (including institutional affiliation and position title or program status).
Individual proposals should identify a topic to be addressed by a presentation of no more than 15-20 minutes. Individual proposals should be no longer than 1 page and must provide the following information:
- Presentation title;
- Brief description of presentation content;
- Brief biographical information (including institutional affiliation and position title or program status).
Please send all proposals, in Word format, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday 20 November. The Program Committee will review all proposals and make selections based on relationship to the conference theme, anticipated interests of attendees (substance and formats), potential for interactive exchange and learning impact, and scholarly quality. The Program Committee may request additional information and modifications. Individual presenters will usually be combined into panel-format sessions, with unifying topics where possible. Please note that all proposers and contributors who are eligible for CALT membership must be members at the time of the conference (the annual CALT membership period now commences with the start of the annual conference). According to Congress rules, all presenters and contributors must register for both Congress and the CALT conference. Conference fee information will be available on the Congress website from early January 2019. Please also note that all participants must meet their own expenses.