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JOLT Writing Competition

The UCLA Journal of Law & Technology (JOLT) is currently soliciting articles by law students for our Spring 2019 writing competition. Only one entry per student.


Submissions must address a topic related to law and technology (e.g., intellectual property, antitrust, privacy, internet, the sciences). Submissions should be roughly 15-40 pages in length (including footnotes) and must be previously unpublished. Footnotes must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.


Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.


1st place: Publication* in JOLT’s Winter 2019 issue AND a $500 prize.
2nd place: A $250 prize.

Application Process:

Please send an e-mail to JOLT at [email protected] with the subject “JOLT Writing Competition”, with the following documents attached:

1. An electronic copy of the article in Microsoft Word format
2. An article abstract of at least 150 words
3. An article table of contents
4. A resume or curriculum vitae including the author’s address, telephone number, and email address

* To be published in JOLT, the winning submission must meet JOLT’s publication standards.

2018 Competition Results

The UCLA Journal of Law & Technology (JOLT) was pleased to announce the winner and runner-up for the Spring 2018 Writing Competition were as follows:

First Place:     Colin Bosch (UCLA Law):
The Patent Pilot Program: What Is It, Is It Successful, and Should It Even Exist?

Second Place:   Thomas E. Johnson (Vanderbilt Law).