A PDF of the submission instructions may be found here.
1st Prize: $1,000 and publication in the Spring 2024 Issue of BTLJ
2nd Prize: $500
We accept submissions from graduate-level law students on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to:technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and news media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime.
Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PST on April 2, 2023.
- The competition is open to all currently enrolled graduate-level law students (including J.D., L.L.M., and J.S.D. candidates, along with law students outside of the United States).
- Students may submit only one entry. Pieces by student co-authors are accepted.
- Submitted papers must be unpublished. Papers must be no more than 50 pages long, including footnotes, unless there are extraordinary circumstances. 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 point and single-spaced, but there should be a space between notes. Citations must conform to the 21st Ed. of The Bluebook. Submissions are judged anonymously, so the author’s name should not appear anywhere on the paper.
- To submit an entry, please fill out this form and submit all necessary information You will need to upload a completed cover sheet and a copy of your paper. Please do not combine the cover sheet and the copy of your paper. Submissions MUST include a signed cover sheet that may be downloaded here. Please submit your paper as a Microsoft Word compatible document (.doc or .docx format) and saved as the following format: “[first name][lastname]_[first few words of your title].” (Ex. “AdamSmith_MyTitle”). Documents will be renamed before submissions are reviewed. This is for organizational purposes.
- Winners will be notified and final results will appear on the Journal’s website in late spring 2023.
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Notes & Comments Editor
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
U.C. Berkeley School of Law