Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2007
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Students and young lawyers, register for the competition

Contest offers trip to Hong Kong as grand prize invites new lawyers and law students to enter its new competition. The contest is open to a wide range of students and recent graduates from a number of disciplines (this is NOT a law school-limited competition) and will run from now through July of this year.

The competition is designed to encourage ideas and interaction around the problem of creating a trusted online environment, which is one of the biggest issues in the establishment of a useful online dispute resolution community. The grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the December meeting of the International Online Dispute Resolution Group Forum in Hong Kong, where he/she will be a recorder.

The contest will run in three phases. The first is an online discussion open to all, wherein the contestants will engage in an online dialogue regarding trusted online communities. After the first round of discussions, the judges will select a smaller number of contestants to continue the discussion in a more focused manner. Finally, in early July, the judges will pick up to 15 contestants to write a paper about the discussion and their notions of how to create a trusted online community. From the submitted papers, the judges will pick one grand prize winner.

To register, visit

Registration for the discussion closes on Tuesday, May 1.

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