About us

The British and Irish Law Education Technology Association (BILETA) was formed in April 1986 to promote, develop and communicate high-quality research and knowledge on technology law and policy to organisations, governments, professionals, students and the public. BILETA also promotes the use of and research into technology at all stages of education. We are one of the largest and oldest Technology Law Associations in Europe and amongst our activities we –

  • hold an annual BILETA conference, organised by a member law school
  • fund seminars and research projects
  • allow members to apply for research funding
  • provide information on technology in legal developments
  • support relevant academic journals such as The European Journal of Law and Technology and International Review of Law Computers and Technology
  • make representations on technology and law to policy consultations through the production of written reports and responses
  • liaise with other academic and professional organisations

The work of BILETA is dependent on the funding provided by its membership.  We have no funding source other than the generosity of our members.  We hope that you will consider the monies well spent on the type of projects and initiatives which BILETA supports, all of which provide benefit to the law & IT communities in the UK and beyond. A particular benefit is that as a valued institutional member your staff receive a conference discount when they apply to attend. Further, as indicated above, BILETA actively seeks requests for funding from academics from member institutions to allow projects to be undertaken or completed which reflect the goals of BILETA. The funding may be used, for example, to employ students for short periods or for help in organising a workshop or small conference.

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Our constitution can be found here: https://www.bileta.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/BILETA-constitution-2022.doc

Our online manifesto for post-pandemic University teaching of law can be found here: https://www.bileta.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Teaching-manifesto-final.pdf

The list of the executive committee can be found here: https://www.bileta.org.uk/membership/executive-committee/