Virginia Law Review Online Announces Winners of Fourth Student Essay Competition

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — The Virginia Law Review Online is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2023 Student Essay Competition:

  • Samantha Blond, “Cyber Vulnerabilities as Trade Secrets
  • Hayley Brower & Daniel McCray, “20/20 Hindsight and Looking Ahead: The Vision of the Five Eyes and What’s Next in the ‘Going Dark’ Debate

Congratulations to the two winners! The Student Essay Contest focused on technological advances, how they have created or enhanced certain problems, and how the law may address these growing concerns. The competition was open to all current law students and recent graduates from the Class of 2020 through the Class of 2023 from any ABA-accredited American law school.

The 2023 Student Essay Contest saw more than double the number of submissions from the previous year, and the Virginia Law Review Online is grateful to all the contestants for their time and effort in researching and writing the article submissions.