London – November 2020
Judges for the vLex International Law and Technology Writing Competition 2021 have been announced. Featuring legal professionals and industry experts, the judging panel bring their own unique perspective and background to the competition, allowing students to be evaluated on a variety of knowledge and expertise.
For the competition this year, the panel includes a range of notable judges, including Dr Shaun Wallace, barrister known as The Dark Destroyer on ITV1’s ‘The Chase’, and Richard Tromans, founder and CEO of Tromans Consulting and Artificial Lawyer.
The judges also include Emily Allbon, senior lecturer and director of mooting at City, University of London and Roger V. Skalbeck, professor of law at the University of Richmond School of Law. The panel is completed by Dr Liz Dowthwaite, research fellow at the University of Nottingham, and Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of vLex Global Markets.
Students who submit articles before the competition deadline on December 7th will have them reviewed and judged by some of the top legal minds in the industry.
The vLex International Law and Technology Writing Competition has seen students from 400 universities in 70 countries sign up to participate.
To enter, students are invited to submit a blog-style article of 1,000 words on one of three topics related to law and technology: money, influence and movements. If you are interested in signing up to the competition, you can find more information on these topics on the main competition page.
In addition to receiving the grand prize of £1,500, the winner of the competition will also have the opportunity to intern and work for vLex Justis, a leading legal technology company. The internship will allow the winner to learn more about the legal market and connect with legal professionals and librarians from around the world.
Previous winners have also had their entries published on leading legal news website Legal Cheek, notable journal Legal Information Management, and The University of Richmond School of Law’s Journal of Law and Technology.
Students looking to increase their visibility will be glad to know that runners-up and outstanding entries have also been published in far-reaching journals, blogs and magazines. The three best-in-category articles will also be rewarded with £250, and shortlisted articles may be published in the newly established vLex Journal of Law and Technology, which features past writing competition articles.
To find out more about the competition, including full details of the topics, entry requirements, prizes and closing dates, visit the competition launch page.
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