In October 2017 we launched the first ever Law & Technology International Writing Competition. The competition drew submissions from students across five continents at world-leading universities, including the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School, University College London, the Australian National University and Columbia Law School.
The challenging task of shortlisting entries took part in-house. Fifteen entries were shortlisted, five from each category. The fifteen shortlisted entries were then anonymised and sent to our team of international judges:
Emily Allbon, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Mooting at the City Law School, University of London; Founder of Lawbore.
Masoud Gerami, Managing Director, Justis Publishing.
Jennifer Walker, Head Librarian at County of Carleton Law Association, Canada.
Liesel Weekes, President of the Barbados Bar Association.
David Wills, Squire Law Librarian, University of Cambridge; Editor, Legal Information Management.
With the judging process now complete, the results for the Law & Technology International Writing Competition 2018 are in, and we are proud to announce the overall winner, and the runners-up in each category. The judges were blown away by the high calibre of the shortlisted entries, and had a hard time picking a winner. We would like to congratulate all entrants for making it such a difficult decision.
The runners-up in each category are: Patrick Alexander Hum from the London School of Economics for their article on The Future of Legal Practice; Secil Bilgic from Harvard University for their article on Technological Innovations, and Jae Jun Kim from the University of Auckland for their article on Global Public Impact. Each runner-up will receive a prize of £250 and will be published on the Justis blog.
The overall winner, who will receive a prize of £2,000, be featured in the Justis newsletter which reaches an international audience, and will be published on the Justis blog is Roisin Costello from Trinity College Dublin, for her article on Technological Innovations.
The winning article, entitled The Tortoise and the Hare? Due Process and Unconstitutionally Obtained Evidence in the Digital Age, will be published on 4th May 2018.
Again, congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered.
If you have any feedback about this year’s competition please contact us at email@example.com.
Look out for the Law & Technology International Writing Competition 2019, with an announcement this autumn.