vLex calls applications for the International Law and Technology Writing Competition 2021. The International Law and Technology Writing Competition is open for submissions of blog-style articles of 1,000 words, from students around the world, until the 1st December 2020. The competition offers you the opportunity to stand out from your peers, enhance your employability, and have your work published to an international audience of legal professionals.
The International Law and Technology Writing Competition 2021 has the following prizes
- 1 x Grand Prize £1,500 + Remote Internship: The overall winner will receive a grand prize; and be offered a 3-month internship at one of the world’s leading legal research technology firms. Plus publication of the winning article.
- 3 x Runners-up Prize £250:Three runners-up who place best in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize, alongside the publication of their articles.
- International Publication: The overall winner, runners-up and notable entries will also have their articles published online and shared with thousands of legal practitioners world-wide. Previously articles from the writing competition have been published in Legal Cheek, Artificial Lawyer, Legal Information Management, Modern Law Magazine, and more.
The International Law and Technology Writing Competition has three topics this year
- Money, Law and Technology: A cashless future driven by a pandemic, Bitcoin vending machines and bankers bonuses, are stories many us will be familiar with. But what are the legal stories behind these headlines?
- Influence, Law and Technology: Today the law needs to keep up with social media, fake news and influencers. Has much progress been made, or is there still more that can be done?
- Movements, Law and Technology: Protest, divided opinions and conflict have unfortunately been a part of human history since writing began, but have these events changed the law?
- All entries must be 1,000 words or less, excluding references.
- All entries must be in English.
- Please ensure you follow the referencing guidelines, which are email to you once you sign-up to the competition.
- You must be a current student (undergraduate or postgraduate).
- Entries must be submitted before the 1st December 2020, Midnight GMT.
- A maximum of one entry may be submitted for each category.
- Your entry must include your full name within the document.
- All entries must be submitted in Microsoft word format (Do not submit a PDF).
- Entries must not include any photos, diagrams, or illustrations.
- Sign-up and submit your entry using your valid university email address if possible (see below for more details).