Student IT Law Essay Prize 2008 Now Launched

June 29, 2007

The 2008 SCL Student IT Law Essay Prize has been launched with a new twist. As usual, the winning student is richly rewarded with prizes, including £1,000 cash, a valuable placement with a top IT firm and free attendance at the SCL Conference, but for 2008 a further prize is available for the institution at which the winner is studying. The winning institution will be given £1,000 to purchase library books in support of IT law teaching and research.

The topic for the 2008 Essay prize is “Virtual Properties and Virtual Economies: How should activities with economic consequences in virtual worlds like ‘Second Life’ and ‘Everquest’ be dealt with by real-world legal systems?”

The purpose of the prize is to reward and acknowledge academic research and writing excellence in the field of UK or EU IT Law.

The closing date for entries is Monday 31 March 2008.

Click here to access full details and the rules for the SCL Essay Prize.