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Competitions & Scholarships

Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition

William & Mary Law School's Center for Legal & Court Technology, with financial support from Cisco Systems, Inc., announces its second annual writing competition for law students. Due to great interest last year, the competition has been opened to all students, including those enrolled in doctoral programs.

This contest is looking for the best papers tackling innovative legal issues likely to grow out of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and related technologies. Judges will award to the best papers two cash prizes of $2,000 each, and one of $1,000. The deadline for receipt of entries is December 18, 2018. Full rules are available here.

Doctoral law students are also invited to submit papers to the Graduate Law and Artificial Intelligence Conference (GLAIC), which will be held on February 25, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. For further information, please visit the website of the Cyberjustice Laboratory and read the call for submissions.

DEADLINE: December 18

2018 SIMPLR Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship

SIMPLR, a Silicon Valley startup is offering their first annual $5000 scholarship award to a deserving student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or is attending or will attend law school. The winner will be selected by January 31, 2019. For complete details, visit: https:/

DEADLINE: December 31

Technosoft Engineering Scholarship Program 2018

Technosoft Engineering offers a $500 scholarship to any student enrolled in any university program. To apply, you need to submit an essay of 1000 words on the topic of automation techniques, development in engineering over the years, or benefits of artificial intelligence in product development. For more information, visit their website.

DEADLINE: December 31

2018 AIPLA Student Competitions

In line with their commitment to education and advancing the IP law profession, the American Intellectual Property Law Association ("AIPLA") is pleased to extend several annual award opportunities to regular and student members, as well as high school students with an interest in science and technology. Visit AIPLA's Programs & Awards page for more information.

PLI Law Student Scholarship Application

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) awards scholarships covering the full or partial tuition cost for attending its seminars. Law students generally receive full scholarships to most programs, except for a $25 application fee. Faculty usually receive 70% scholarships to most programs. Scholarships are also available to legal aid and government attorneys, judges, judicial clerks, and employees of nonprofit organizations.

The completed scholarship application generally must be received by PLI no later thatn four (4) weeks prior to the start of the seminar. Scholarships will not be granted retroactively or at the time of the program.

To apply for this scholarship, download the application form.

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