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QUT Law academics take out ALTA award for excellence in teaching

04 October 2013

Associate Professor Dr Rachael Field and Lecturer Mr James Duffy have been awarded the prestigious Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) award. This annual event is held in recognition of excellence and innovation in the teaching of law.

The 2013 LexisNexis ALTA awards were presented to four people, with Mr Duffy and Dr Field taking out the main award. Both academics teach alternative dispute resolution in addition to first year subjects.

News distribution site PRWire published an article on the awards with a focus on the background behind the academics' achievements.

"Associate Professor Rachael Field and Lecturer James Duffy won the major award for innovation, having made a significant impact on the teaching of Law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Drawing on their expert knowledge in alternative dispute resolution, first year in higher education, and law student wellbeing, Rachael and James share the unique philosophy that the design, content and delivery of the law curriculum must be intentional, research-led, evidence based and informed by reflective practice. This approach recognises that the experience of legal education has a profound effect upon students and their well-being, impacting on their future success in the legal profession or other field of occupation."

The full PRWire article is available here and the Lawyers Weekly story here.

The Faculty of Law congratulates Dr Field and Mr Duffy on this significant achievement.

Associate Professor Dr Rachael Field and Lecturer Mr James Duffy pictured with Mr Marc K Peter, Executive Director at LexisNexis Pacific. Image courtesy of LexisNexis.

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