2023 Writing Competition Winners Announced

August 31, 2023

The Institute for Technology Law & Policy is pleased to announce the winners of the nation-wide 2023 Georgetown Law Technology Review Student Technology Writing Competition.

The competition challenged students to explore the emerging technologies, new applications of technologies, and their relationships to social justice.

A panel of judges selected the three winners in a fully-blind judging process from dozens of submissions to the competition.

The winners are:

1st Place: Sean Norick Long, Georgetown University; Alejandra Catharia Uria, Yale University; and Elena Sokoloski, Yale University. Digital Access to Justice: Automating Court Fee Waivers in Oklahoma

2nd Place: Cleo-Symone Scott, University of Richmond. Biopiracy: Using New Laws and Databases to Protect Indigenous Communities

3rd Place: Johanna Hahn, Harvard University. Blame the Human, Not (Just) the Algorithm: Regulating Facial Recognition Technology to Prevent Wrongful Arrests

Each winning paper is awarded a cash prize: $4,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.

Congratulations to our winning authors, and thank you to everyone who submitted excellent papers for this competition!