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Students shortlisted for the Justis International Writing Competition 2020 with £2000 grand prize


For the third year in a row, a selection of international students have been shortlisted for the Justis International Law and Technology Writing Competition. The 30 student articles that made the shortlist have now been anonymously sent for judging by a selection of exceptional and well-respected professionals from the legal sector.

With entries from students at 98 universities in 30 countries around the world, this year’s shortlist demonstrates the truly global nature of the competition. We’re excited to announce shortlisted entries from India to Trinidad and Tobago, alongside entries from students at institutions in the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Belarus, the Netherlands and Indonesia.

Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing at vLex Justis said: “Each year our team is impressed with the quality of the entries from students around the world, and this year we have had a difficult time choosing a shortlist from such a fantastic range of entries. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered and wish the students who have been shortlisted the best of luck in the next stage of the competition”.

The shortlisted entries are now with our panel of ten judges, which includes Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister, who will determine the winner of the £2,000 grand prize and publication in the Legal Cheek Journal. Best in Category winners will each receive £250 and be published on the Justis and vLex blogs. All winners will be included in our newsletter, which reaches thousands of practitioners and law schools around the world.

The shortlist includes entries from students at a range of leading universities, including University College London, BPP University, Monash University, Dr. Ram Lohiya National Law University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Cardiff University, City, University of London, University of Bologna, Kingston University London, Hugh Wooding Law School, Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford, University of York, Macquarie University, University of Bristol, Dublin City University, American University, University of Sydney, University of St Andrews, Bocconi University, Maastricht University, Universitas Indonesia, London School of Economics, Oxford Brookes University, University of Warwick and Belarusian State University.

View the full shortlist:

Writing Competition 2020: Shortlisted entries

Meet our judging panel:

Writing Competition

About the Justis writing competition

The Justis writing competition started in 2017, and has since become an annual activity for many students around the world. Since its creation, the competition has awarded prizes to students from Harvard University, University of Auckland, The City Law School, University of London, the University of Oxford, and Trinity College Dublin.

For more information on the competition please contact
vLex Press, Justis, a vLex company
London, United Kingdom
+442072848080
press@vlex.com

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Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister amongst competition judges for Justis Writing Competition


This week, legal technology company Justis have announced the judges for their annual Law and Technology International Writing Competition, which include Robert Rinder, also known as Judge Rinder from the popular TV show, and best-selling author The Secret Barrister.

The company behind the international competition, which has a grand prize of £2,000, also announced a one-week extension to the competition deadline, giving students from around the world extra time to write and submit their entries. The new deadline for the competition will be the 8th of December 2019.

Alongside Robert Rinder, and The Secret Barrister, the competition also has an impressive variety of expert judges from the fields of law, technology, research and publishing, including:

• Pete Ward, Editor of Modern Law Magazine
• Aishah Hussain, Reporter for Legal Cheek, the UK’s most-read legal website
• Dr Liz Dowthwaite, Research Fellow, specialising in online data, privacy and social media at the University of Nottingham
• Tom Bangay, Director of Content at Juro
• Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of Justis, a vLex company
• Emily Allbon, Creator of tldr.legal and Senior Lecturer, Director of Mooting, and Programme Director LLB in Legal Practice at The City Law School, City, University of London,
• Roger V. Skalbeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at the University of Richmond
• David Wills, Editor of Legal Information Management and Squire Law Librarian at the University of Cambridge

About the competition

The Justis International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2020 launched on the 1st October 2019 for its third consecutive year. The competition, which accepts entries from university and college students around the world, tasks them to write 1,000 words on one of three topics. This year the topics are: technology and the future of legal practice social media, data and privacy, and access to justice and technology.

With a grand prize of £2,000 and publication on the popular Legal Cheek Journal – one of the most read legal websites in the UK – Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing for Justis, who oversees the competition, hopes that they will receive more entries than ever before, and talks about how this competition can help students to stand out in an overcrowded job market:

“Moving from university to the workplace can be challenging and very competitive, and we hope this competition can help students stand out from the crowd with their ability to produce professional, thought-provoking articles. Last year we received so many fantastic entries and I am hoping we receive even more this year.”

Alongside the grand prize for the overall winner, three prizes of £250 will be awarded to three authors voted best in category. Each judge will be anonymously scoring shortlisted entries in the new year, shortly before the best in category winners, and overall winner, are announced in spring 2020.

Additionally, the overall winner and best in category articles will be published on the Justis and vLex blogs, and also included in Justis’ international newsletter that reaches thousands of legal practitioners around the world. In past years, competition entries have been published in Legal Information Management and on the popular Artificial Lawyer website.

Past winners of the competition include students from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, the University of London, BPP, and the University of Auckland. Roisin Costello, the Overall Winner from 2018 shares her thoughts on the competition:

“The competition offers an exceptional opportunity to expose your writing to Justis’ international readership, and an associated impact for your research findings and ideas few students receive. The competition is exceptional, as the caliber of entries included on the shortlist this year illustrated and I can only imagine this will become even more evident in coming years.”

To submit your entry and for information on the judges visit: https://www.justis.com/writing-competition-submit/

To sign up for competition updates, or for more information on the competition and topics, visit: https://promos.vlex.com/wc2020/

Contact information: press@vlex.com

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International Writing Competition offers students a £2,000 Grand Prize

The Justis International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2020 is launching on the 1st October 2019 for its third consecutive year. Unlike previous years the competition topics have been released early to give students more time. The popular competition that receives entries from students around the world tasks students to write 1,000 words on one of three topics. This year the topics are: Technology & the future of legal practice, Social Media, Data and Privacy and Access to Justice and Technology.

With a grand prize of £2,000 and publication on the popular Legal Cheek Journal – one of the most read legal websites in the UK – Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing for Justis, who oversees the competition, hopes that they will receive more entries than ever before.

“Moving from university to the workplace can be challenging and very competitive, and we hope this competition can help students stand out from the crowd with their ability to produce professional, thought-provoking articles. Last year we received so many fantastic entries and I am hoping we receive even more this year.”

Alongside the overall winner, three prizes of £250 will be awarded to three authors voted Best in Category, by a panel of distinguished judges, which have previously included Nicole Allaband, Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, David F. Wills, Editor, Legal Information Management (LIM) and Squire Law Librarian, University of Cambridge, Liesel Weekes, President of the Barbados Bar Association and Jennifer Walker, Head Librarian at County of Carleton Law Association.

Additionally, the overall winner and best in category articles will be published on the Justis and vLex blogs and included in Justis’ international newsletter that reaches thousands of legal practitioners around the world. In past years, competition entries have been published in Legal Information Management and Artificial Lawyer.

Past winners of the competition include students from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, the University of London, BPP, and the University of Auckland. Roisin Costello, the Overall Winner from 2018 shares her thoughts on the competition:

“The competition offers an exceptional opportunity to expose your writing to Justis’ international readership, and an associated impact for your research findings and ideas few students receive. The competition is exceptional, as the caliber of entries included on the shortlist this year illustrated and I can only imagine this will become even more evident in coming years.”

This year, students are asked to submit their entries before the 1st December 2019. The shortlist and winners will then be announced at the start of spring 2020. For full details on the competition, guidance on the topics and entry requirements please visit: https://promos.vlex.com/wc2020/

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