The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is now accepting applications for the Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition. The program is dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies.
The competition is open to law student, in good standing, enrolled in a law degree (e.g. J.D. or LL.B.), a Master’s degree (e.g. LL.M.) or a doctoral degree (S.J.D./J.S.D or Ph.D.) during the 2018-2019 academic year at an ABA-accredited law school within the U.S., or at a foreign law school with equivalent accreditation.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- The Competition is open to law student, in good standing, enrolled in a law degree (e.g. J.D. or LL.B.), a Master’s degree (e.g. LL.M.) or a doctoral degree (S.J.D./J.S.D or Ph.D.) during the 2018-2019 academic year at an ABA-accredited law school within the U.S., or at a foreign law school with equivalent accreditation.
- Students enrolled in law school part-time are welcome to participate.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To apply, the applicants must download the application form an submit via email to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- CLCT student staff may not participate.
- Students must submit an unpublished, paper written solely by the student(s).
- Papers must not have received feedback or edits from any third parties, including faculty or instructors at the student’s institution. This must be expressly indicated in the Submission Form
- Papers that have been previously published or accepted for publication are not eligible
- Papers based on research or other work done in connection with a law firm or other employment (whether full-time or part-time) is also not eligible.
- Only one submission will be accepted per student. If CLCT receives more than one paper from the same author, none of the student’s submissions will be considered.
- A co-authored paper by no more than two students is acceptable provided the paper submitted is the original work of the two co-authors and that both co-authors are currently enrolled law students. If awarded a prize, co-authors will share it equally.
- Papers should include a scholarly discussion of the topic and full citations to authorities. Citations may be embedded in text or set out in footnotes and should conform to the current edition of the Uniform System 4 of Citation (Bluebook) for students at U.S. law schools or equivalent citation standard for students enrolled in foreign law schools.
- Any form of plagiarism will result in the automatic disqualification of the students.
- 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!
- Formatting Requirements
- Papers must be written in English.
- Papers may not exceed 3,500 words, including titles, texts, citations, footnotes, appendices/annexes, bibliography, etc. Papers that exceed this limit will be disqualified
- Papers must be e-mailed as a word processing file type that can be easily opened with Microsoft Word. Hard copies or other electronic formats (such as .PDF) will be disqualified.
- The text of the submission must be single-spaced, justified paragraph formatting, and in twelve-point font. Footnotes should be single-spaced and in the ten-point
- Pages should be numbered consecutively
- The total number of words must be entered on the submission form (please use Appendix 1 or Appendix 2 below).
- In computing the number of words, all words, including articles and prepositions, should be counted. Count numbers and abbreviations as words. For example, F.3d corresponds to 1 word; while 746 F.3d 913 corresponds to 3 words.
- It is the policy of CLCT not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual preference in administering this Competition.
- Therefore, to ensure anonymity, please do not include in your paper your name, name of your law school, the sender’s identity (if somebody else is submitting your paper on your behalf), or any details which could lead the judges to identify you or your law school.
- Papers that include this identifying information will be disqualified.
- Personal details must only be included in the Submission Form accompanying each submission.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- Ph.D. (or equivalent) & LL.M. Students:
- First place: US $2,000
- Second place: US $1,000
- Doctoral Law Students:
- First place: US $2,00
Submissions will be accepted now through December 18, 2018.