2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition

 

First Prize…………………………………………………………….. $1,250

Second Prize…………………………………………………………. $750

Richmond Law Student Rick Klau Prize…………………………… $200

 

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

 

The University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the 2017 biennial Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize. This writing competition allows current students from ABA-accredited law schools to compete for cash prizes as well as the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond’s Journal of Law and Technology.

The Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize includes three separate awards offered to law students who have submitted exemplary papers. The first place article will receive $1,250 and the second place article will receive $750. In addition, one law student from The University of Richmond School of Law will receive the Rick Klau Prize of $200.

In order for an article to be properly considered, it must be submitted according to the guidelines provided below.

Submission Guidelines
  • Papers must be written independently
  • Only students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program as of January 1, 2017 may participate.
  • The topic of the paper MUST deal with a topic at the intersection of both law and technology.
  • Papers that have been submitted to[1] or published by a student publication are not acceptable for submission to the contest.
  • Papers submitted must not exceed 30 pages in length and should be formatted as follows: using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins on all sides. Submissions may not be in .pdf format.
  • Citations for the paper must be in compliance with the rules set out in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed.
  • An entry form must be included with each submission, a copy of the entry form is available below.
To Submit

All entries for the 2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize must be submitted via e-mail by Friday, March 31, 2017 at midnight EST. The e-mail submissions must be sent to jolt@richmond.edu and must include “Student Law and Technology Writing Competition” in the subject line. Please direct all questions to the same e-mail address.

Materials:

Richmond JOLT Writing Competition Guidelines

Richmond JOLT Writing Competition Entry Form

Good Luck!

 

[1] Articles submitted generally to Expresso or Scholastica or a database of a similar nature are acceptable, provided they are not being published elsewhere and they adhere to all other formatting rules.  No articles can be published in Richmond JOLT if they are published, or are in the process of being published elsewhere.

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