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Justis International Writing Competition Awards 2019

Justis International Writing Competition Awards 2019

Posted by matt-terrell | 15 February 2019

In October 2018 we launched the Justis International Writing Competition for a second year. With entries sent in by students from all around the world, we were overwhelmed with the quality and effort from each entrant.

During December the Justis Team created a shortlist, narrowing the competition down to 18 articles. These articles were then anonymised and sent to our judging panel.


The 2019 Judging Panel:

  • Nicole Allaband, Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
  • James Williams, Annual Survey & Symposium Editor, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
  • Ilya Mirov, Senior Articles Editor, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
  • Eli Hill, Annual Survey & Symposium Editor, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
  • Emily Allbon, Founder of Lawbore; Senior Lecturer and Director of Mooting, The City Law School, University of London
  • David F. Wills, Editor, Legal Information Management (LIM); Squire Law Librarian, University of Cambridge
  • Masoud Gerami, Managing Director, Justis Publishing
  • Ruth Bird, Former Bodleian Law Librarian, University of Oxford, and former Vice President of the International Association of Law Libraries


We would like to thank all of our judges and partners including Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, The City Law School, and Jisc for supporting our competition. We would also like to thank and praise all students who entered the competition this year. The high quality of the entries made the shortlisting, judging and adjudication a challenging process. 





Awards for Best in Category

Congratulations to the following students who each receive a £250 award from Justis Publishing:

Eleanor De of City, University of London for their article Janus-faced justice? The role of legal technology in the provision of access to justice, in the category of Access to Justice and Technology.

Iphigenia Fisentzou of BPP for their article Blurred Lines: Social Media in Armed Conflict, in the category of Social Media, Technology and the Law.

Walter Myer of the University of Oxford for their article Get on the scene like a tax machine, in the category of The Future of Legal Technology.


Writing Competition 2019 shortlist


The Overall Winner

Congratulations to Kimberley Rust of the University of Sheffield who will receive a £2,000 grand prize for the article Block-chain reaction: Why development of blockchain is at the heart of the legal technology of tomorrow,  in the category of The Future of Legal Technology.

The winning article will be featured in our upcoming Newsletter, and on our LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages on the 1st March 2019.

A final well-done and congratulation to our overall winner, the best in category winners, our shortlist qualifiers and all who entered the competition.


Thank you to everyone who supported the competition.

For all enquiries regarding the writing competition please contact marketing@justis.com

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