Notes and Comments

Winners of 2014 Notes and Comments Competition

BTLJ is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Student Writing Competition. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all participants for your submissions!

First Place: “Compelling Passwords from Third Parties: Why the Fourth and Fifth Amendments Do Not Adequately Protect Individuals When Third Parties Are Forced to Hand Over Passwords,” by Sarah Wilson (Northwestern University School of Law)

Second Place: “Patenting Proteins after Myriad,” by Priti Phukan (University of San Diego School of Law)

Third Place: “Establishing Standing in Risk of Future Identity Theft Cases,” by Rebecca Dell (University of Pennsylvania School of Law)

Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission: “Proposed Limitations on a Copyright Exemption for Museums,” by Julie Byren (UC Berkeley School of Law)

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Spring 2014 Writing Competition Rules

1st Prize: $2,000 & Publication in the Fall 2014 Issue of BTLJ*

2nd Prize: $750

3rd Prize: $500

Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission

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, information privacy/data protection, telecommunications, biotechnology, internet, and cybercrime.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by 5pm PST on March 1, 2014.

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Submitted papers must be unpublished.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 to btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com. Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded by clicking on “cover sheet” in the preceding sentence above.

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.

Submit an electronic copy of your (1) paper and (2) Cover Sheet to:

btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com

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

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Winners of 2013 Notes and Comments Competition

BTLJ is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Student Writing Competition. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all participants for your submissions!

First Place: “Why They Can Watch You: Assessing the Constitutionality of Warrantless Police UAS Surveillance,” by Brandon Nagy (Arizona State University)

Second Place: “Embedding Copyrighted Content: How Judicial Doctrine Created a Nuisance on the Net,” by Shane Wax (Cardozo Law School)

Third Place: “Monitoring Student-Athletes’ Social Media Accounts: Protecting Reputation at the Expense of Free Speech and Privacy,” by Casey S. Smith (University of Connecticut School of Law)

Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission: “Mass Copyright Infringement Litigation Involving Pornography: Of Trolls, Settlement and Joinder,” by Chris Civil (UC Berkeley)

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Spring 2013 Writing Competition Rules

1st Prize: $2,000 & Publication in the Fall 2013 Issue of BTLJ

2nd Prize: $750

3rd Prize: $500

Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission

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 March 1, 2013.

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 to btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com. Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded from the Journal website.

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.

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

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

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2012 Writing Competition Winners

BTLJ is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Student Writing Competition.
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all participants for your submissions!
  • 1st Place and Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission: “The Background of Our Being – Internet Background Checks in the Hiring Process,” by Alexander Reicher (UC Berkeley)
  • 2nd Place: “Catching Digital Pirates: The Witch Hunt of the 21st Century,” by Colin Fowler (University of Tulsa)
  • 3rd Place: “Network Neutrality: Take the River, Not the Train,” by Ebby Abraham (UC Berkeley)
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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:

btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com

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.*

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2011 Writing Competition Winners

BTLJ is proud to announce the winners of the BTLJ Spring 2011 Writing Competition. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all participants for your submissions!

 

  • 1st Place: Noam Kutler, “Protecting Your Online You: A New Approach to Handling Your Online Persona After Death” (George Washington University Law School)
  • 2nd Place: J. Mason Kjar, “2 Standards 1 Cup: How Geotargeting Will End the Battle Between National and Local Obscenity Standards” (University of Utah Law School)
  • 3rd Place: Andrea Stein, “Right of Publicity: Is Behavioral Targeting Violating the Right to Control Your Identity Online?” (John Marshall Law School)
  • Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Law Submission: Krista Correa, “All Your Face Are Belong to Us: Protecting Celebrity Images in Hyper-Realistic Video Games”

 

Information about the Spring 2012 Writing Competition will be posted in the fall. Please email btljwritingcompetition@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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2010 Writing Competition Winners

The results for the Spring 2010 Writing Competition are in!

  • 1st place: Damon Andrews, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2011
    Iqbal-ing Seagate: Plausibility Pleading of Willful Patent Infringement
  • 2nd place and the Aldo J. Test Award for Best Berkeley Submission:
    Jie Zhou, UC Berkeley School of Law, 2010
    Coase, Copyright, and YouTube: An Economic Analysis of the Burden to Monitor for Online Infringement
  • 3rd place: Krysta Kauble, UCLA Law, 2011
    Patenting Everything Under the Sun: Invoking The First Amendment To Limit The Use of Gene Patents

Information about the Spring 2011 Writing Competition will be posted in the fall. Please email if you have any questions.

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Spring 2010 Writing Competition Rules

UPDATE: The winners for the Spring 2010 competition have been announced. The below rules are solely for reference.

1st Prize: $2,000 & Publication in the Fall 2010 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 Feb. 26, 2010.

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 18th 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 to . Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded from the Journal website.

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.

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

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

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