vLex’s International Law and Technology Writing Competition Shortlist for 2024

27 March 2024Law Schools

vLex is excited to announce the shortlist for our seventh annual International Law and Technology Writing Competition! We received a huge amount of brilliant submissions across the three categories for 2024 – Immigration, Large Language Models (LLMs), and Industrial Action – and the finalists for each topic are listed below. Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted!

This year, we received articles from university students doing cutting edge research and analysis in countries around the world. vLex would like to thank everyone who took the time to write such thoughtful, well-researched articles on the critical issues of today – especially LLMs, an area that attracted a substantial number of submissions on the novel research questions raised by this new technology. The originality and quality of all the articles definitely made shortlisting a very difficult decision.

The judging panel is now blind reviewing the shortlist to pick a winner in each category, and one overall winner – to be announced in April.

The 2024 Shortlist


  • Rhiannon Victoria Maher, The Open University (UK).
  • Rana Fahad Waheed Khan, Vanadium Law School (Pakistan).
  • Maya Merle Mahr, University of Goettingen (Germany).

Large Language Models

  • Marco Berki, University of Reading (UK).
  • Rhiannon Victoria Maher, The Open University (UK).
  • Phoebe Whitlock, University of Oxford (UK).
  • Ysabel Vieira, Cardiff University (UK).
  • Bessie O’Dell, University of Oxford (UK).
  • Wame Mandedu, University of Reading (UK).

Industrial Action

  • Rhiannon Victoria Maher, Open University (UK).
  • Isobel Macey-Dare, City, University of London (UK).
  • Amelia Amir, Aston University (UK).
  • Francesca Jackson, University of Lancaster (UK).
  • Andres Rodriguez, University of New Hampshire (US).
  • Timothee Charmeil, Harvard Law School (US).

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