September 12, 2019 - Announcing the Winners of our Nation-Wide Tech Student Writing Competition!

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

The competition, conducted with generous support from BSA | The Software Alliance, challenged students to address legal, political, and social questions raised by the emergence of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithmic decision-making. 

A panel of judges—comprising representatives from academia, civil society, industry, and government—selected three winners from the more than fifty submissions to the competition. 

The winners are: 

First Place: Lauren Renaud (Georgetown '19), Will You Believe It When You See It: How and Why the Press Should Prepare for Deepfakes

Second Place: Thomas Belcastro (Cornell '19), Getting On Board with Robots: How the Business Judgment Rule Should Apply to Artificial Intelligence Devices Serving as Members of a Corporate Board

Third Place: Theodore Bruckbauer (Northwestern '19), CFIUS and A.I.: Defending National Security While Allowing Foreign Investment

Each winning paper is awarded a cash prize: $4,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. In addition to cash prizes, each of the selected papers will be published as student notes in the Georgetown Law Technology Review

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

Thank you, also, to our judges for the 2019 Writing Competition: 

Joshua Banker, Editor-in-Chief, Georgetown Law Technology Review

Professor Julie Cohen, Georgetown Law

Aaron Cooper, VP for Global Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

Alexandra Givens, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Tech Law & Policy

Laura Hillsman, co-Managing Editor, Georgetown Law Technology Review

Logan Koepke, Senior Policy Analyst, Upturn

Dr. Carolyn Nguyen, Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft

Dean Paul Ohm, Georgetown Law

Anant Raut, Senior Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Professor Tanina Rostain, Georgetown Law

Bari Williams, VP of Legal, Business & Policy Affairs, All Turtles

The call for the 2019-2020 academic year competition will be posted within the next week at

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