SCL Student Essay Prize 2016: Winner and Top Five

May 11, 2016

The SCL Student Essay Prize 2016 has been won by Lucie Audibert, an undergraduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Her essay on computer program functionality and copyright addressed one of the optional topics: ‘To what extent should the functionality, as opposed to the source code, of computer programs be protected by copyright’.

Lucie’s essay can be read here.

The judges of the competition thought the overall standard was high and named a top five with Lucie Audibert the overall winner. The other entries in the top five were Rebecca Keating, who is doing a BPTC at the University of Law, Lorraine N Chimbga, an LLB student at University College London and London School of Economics, Naomi Mortimer from Kaplan Law School and Thomas Foster from the University of Law, Guildford.

Lucie Audibert wins a free place at the IFCLA Conference (including the gala dinner) which will be hosted by SCL on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016 at the IET in London, publication of her essay as an article in Computers & Law and £250.

Lucie reacted very positively to winning the prize:

‘I feel incredibly honoured, and am very grateful to the SCL judges for awarding me this prize. I wish to thank my professor Andrew Murray who has been an important guide in my exploration of IT law. My passion for the field can only grow from here, and I look forward to continue learning about the endless challenges posed by our digital world.’

The other articles in the top five will also be published on the SCL website.