Spring 2012 Writing Competition

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for our annual student writing competition.

1st Prize: $2,000 & Publication in the Fall 2012 Issue of BTLJ

2nd Prize: $750

3rd Prize: $500

Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission: $1000

Topics: We will accept submissions on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, internet, and cybercrime.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by 5pm PST on February 24, 2012.

The competition is open to all J.D. candidates.

Each student may submit only one entry.

Submitted papers must be unpublished. Papers must be no more than 50 pages long, including footnotes. Do NOT use endnotes. Margins should be 1?, minimum. Body text must be double-spaced. Font must be Times New Roman or a similar serif font, and 12 point. Footnotes may be 10 pt and single-spaced but there should be a space between notes. Citations must conform to the 19th Ed. of The Bluebook.  Submissions are judged anonymously, so the authors name should not appear anywhere on the paper.

To submit electronically, please send the completed cover sheet and a copy of your paper in .doc format, not pdf.  Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded from the Journal website.

Submit an electronic copy of your (1) paper and (2) cover sheet to:


Winners will be notified and final results will appear on the Journal’s website in late spring. Due to the large number of entries, the Journal cannot contact other entrants.

*To be eligible for publication, the winning article must meet the Journal’s publication standards.*