International Writing Competitions

The new generation of lawyers will face, conceptualize, unlock and potentially resolve the novel legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and related technologies. CLCT has, therefore, launched an international law student writing competition to provide an opportunity for law students to articulate their views on the likely issues, explain why they likely will arise and to what degree, and assess whether it is probable that such issues can be readily resolved by application of existing law. In the first year (2017/2018), the competition was open to law students in the USA, Canada and the EU. The winners were announced in April 2018.


CLCT is pleased to announce its second annual writing competition. All current law students are cordially invited to submit one paper which must:

  • Set forth the likely issue;
  • Explain why it likely will arise and to what degree; and
  • Analyze the probability that it can be readily resolved by application of existing law.

A submission is not required to contain a proposed solution to the issue; however, any plausible and well-articulated solutions put forward are likely to impress the judges!

Judges will select the best entries which creatively and innovatively address these criteria. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

                      J.D. (or equivalent) & LL.M. students                   Doctoral Law students

                              First place: US $2,000                                          First place: US $2,000

                              Second place: US $1,000

Submissions will be accepted now through December 18, 2018. For further details, as well as terms and conditions, please review the Rules by clicking HERE.



Doctoral Law students are also invited to submit papers for the Graduate Law and Artificial Intelligence Conference (GLAIC), which will be held on February 25, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. For further information, please visit the website of the Cyberjustice Laboratory and read the read the call for submissions.

This content has been updated on October 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm.