Topic: Artificial intelligence & machine learning solutions to legal issues

Prizes:   1st Place – $1,500 and opportunity to publish and/or present at CIPSC 2018.       2nd Place – $500

Description: Lawyers are required to make important decisions for their clients every day. Whether it is a complex issue regarding a multi-million dollar transaction or a routine matter concerning an employee agreement, these decisions require significant attorney time and resources. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies have the potential to help lawyers and their clients make these important decisions, streamline legal work, and reduce unnecessary transaction costs. Identify a specific legal problem facing intellectual property attorneys or the broader high-tech industry and explain how AI and machine learning technologies can be leveraged to solve that problem.

Eligibility: Current law students or 2018 graduates from ABA-accredited law schools.

Submission Rules: Contestants enter by completing the Essay Submission Form. By participating, contestants agree to comply with all Contest Rules. Submissions should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words in length, well-sourced, and use footnotes and Bluebook format. The deadline for entry is October 1, 2018. Papers received after the deadline may be considered at Unified’s discretion.