Last year, students from over 90 universities worldwide entered the International Law & Technology Writing Competition. This year vLex relaunch the popular competition with a new grand prize and aims to reach over 200 universities.
Students at universities around the world can now enter the vLex International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2021, with a grand prize of £1,500, an internship with a leading legal technology company and publication to an international legal audience on offer for the winning entry. Runners-up can also be in with a chance of winning £250, alongside publication.
This is the first time the organisation behind the competition has included an internship in its grand prize package. The competition was created to help students stand out from their peers in a competitive job market, and the inclusion of an internship aims to further the support available to students.
Just by entering students could find their articles in front of esteemed academics and professionals in the legal sector. Last year the judging panel included The Secret Barrister and Robert Rinder. This year’s full judging panel is yet to be announced, but a notable addition to the 2021 competition is Richard Tromans, creator of the popular online blog Artificial Lawyer.
Previous winners have included students from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Sheffield and the University of Bologna, who have seen their entries published by leading legal news website Legal Cheek, notable journal Legal Information Management, and The University of Richmond School of Law Journal of Law and Technology. Runners-up and notable entries have also been published in far-reaching journals, blogs and magazines.
In its fourth year, the competition invites students to write a 1,000-word blog-style article on one of three topics relating to the law and technology. This year the three new topics include Money, Influence and Movements, providing an opportunity for entrants to explore important global events in their writing.
Students who would like to enter will need to sign up to the competition from the main competition webpage. This will ensure they keep up to date with requirements, informed about the submission process, and also receive guidance and inspiration.
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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