Prizes

All conference delegates (online and in person attendees) have the opportunity to enter into competition for the following prizes. The same paper cannot be considered for two prizes. The organisers reserve the right not to award one or more prizes if no suitable submissions are received. Prizes will be awarded by a jury composed of the BILETA Conference Convenor and three members of the BILETA Executive Committee.

Submissions are made by email to bileta@dcu.ie. Please specify in the subject line the prize you are applying for. The deadline for all prizes is: 31 March 2024.

The Paul Maharg Legal Education prize

A prize of £250 will be awarded for the best piece of legal education writing. The Prize bears the name of Prof Paul Maharg, Honorary Vice-President of BILETA. To be considered for this prize, please submit a full paper (maximum 10-12,000 words, including footnotes) to bileta@dcu.ie by 31 March 2024. The winning paper will have the opportunity to be considered for the conference special issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology. After incorporating any feedback received at the conference, it will be subject to the ordinary peer review process.

BILETA-EJLT prize

All conference participants are welcome to enter for the BILETA-EJLT prize of £250. Please submit a full paper (maximum 10-12,000 words, including footnotes) to bileta@dcu.ie by 31 March 2024. The winning paper will have the opportunity to be considered for the conference special issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology, when the author submits it after incorporating any feedback received at the conference. The paper will be subject to the ordinary peer review process.

There will be a presentation Q&A session for the top 3 papers submitted to this prize on Friday 19th April from 12-13. Each paper will be briefly introduced by the author (5 minutes), discussed by a member of the BILETA Executive (5 minutes), and finally the audience will be invited to ask questions (10 minutes). Prize decisions will be made on the basis of the paper as submitted and performance in the panel session.

IRLCT-Taylor & Francis prize

All conference participants are welcome to enter for the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology-Taylor & Francis prize of £250, kindly funded by the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology. Please submit a full paper (maximum 10-12,000 words, including footnotes) to bileta@dcu.ie by 31 March 2024. The winning paper will have the opportunity to be considered for the conference special issue of the International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, when the author submits it after incorporating any feedback received at the conference. The paper will be subject to the ordinary peer review process.

The Diane Rowland BILETA postgraduate prize

A prize of £250 will be available for the best postgraduate work. In 2024 this Prize will be awarded in honour of Prof Diane Rowland. Please submit a full paper (maximum 10-12,000 words, including footnotes) to bileta@dcu.ie by 31 March 2024. The winning paper will have the opportunity to be considered for the conference special issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology, when the author submits it after incorporating any feedback received at the conference. The paper will be subject to the ordinary peer review process.

2023 Winners

Congratulations to Barbara Da Rosa Lazarotto whose paper won the BILETA EJLT Prize, Edoardo Celeste who won the Maharg Legal Education Prize, Ethan Shattock whose paper won the Philip Leith Postgraduate prize and to Sahil Mathur who won Taylor and Francis Prize!

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