School of Law student wins writing competition

2019-02-15T12:37:10+00:00January 25th, 2019|Competition, Student Blog|

UPDATE: 15/02/19

Congratulations to Kimberley, who has been named as the Overall Winner of the Justis International Writing Competition Awards 2019!

Kimberley will receive a £2,000 grand prize for the article Block-chain reaction: Why development of blockchain is at the heart of the legal technology of tomorrow,  in the category of The Future of Legal Technology.

The winning article will be featured in Justis‘ upcoming Newsletter, and on their social media pages on the 1st March 2019.


Congratulations to School of Law student Kimberley Rust, who has been shortlisted for the Justis International Writing Competition!

Kimberley has been shortlisted for the The Future of Legal Technology competition:

“The Justis International Law & Tech Writing Competition initially came to my attention via a Bart Beat email sent out by Sheffield Law School. It is a relatively recent competition accepting entries under a number of categories, which relate to technology and the legal profession. My submission explores the potential blockchain has for the future of legal technology. Whilst AI has been much-discussed, developed and adopted in legal practice and education, blockchain has the capacity to transform the dynamics of legal practice, not just make services more efficient. This unlocked potential is explored, before covering a series of hurdles blockchain development will have to surmount if it is to enjoy successful application in markets – problematic energy consumption, absence of regulation, and compatibility with new privacy legislation, to name but a few.”

The winner will be announced on 15th February – best of luck Kimberley!

The full shortlist and further details about the competition can be found here

Competitions for Law students are regularly featured in the Bart Beat email newsletter sent to students on Fridays during term-time.