The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual Student Writing Competition.
The theme for student writers was “how technology regulates.” Technology regulates human conduct in many ways. This can include being designed to either enable or prohibit activities, or being used to control activities directly. Digital platforms’ content moderation changes our information economy and democratic society. The Student Writing Competition welcomes topics such as these, as well as related themes.
First place, to be printed in volume 101:4 of the Nebraska Law Review, Party First, Ask Questions Later: Interrogating the Privacy Implications of First-Party Data Collection, Conor Kane, Georgetown University Law Center
Tied – Second Place, The Price Transparency Dilemma: De-Coding Noncompliance and Streamlining Compliance Through Interoperability, David Edholm, University of Minnesota Law School
Tied – Second Place, A Sky Full of Stars: Should Viasat, Inc. v. F.C.C. Change the Agency's Treatment of Satellites as a Categorical Exclusion Under the National Environmental Policy Act?, Morgan Armstrong, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law
Honorable Mention Papers
ICARUS WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING: THE ETHICAL DILEMMA OF HUMAN-ANIMAL CHIMERAS, Savina Mucci, Michigan State University College of Law
Data Breach Class Actions: How Article III Standing Analysis Should Evolve after TransUnion, LLC v. Ramirez, Caleb Johnson, University of Minnesota Law School
Papers were judged by NGTC faculty with input from the NGTC academic advisory board and editors of the Nebraska Law Review.
Launched in 2020, the NGTC studies the ever-changing relationship between law and technology, and the issues faced by society in a technological world. The Center is housed in the College of Law, and collaborates with the Nebraska Colleges of Business, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Engineering. For more information, please visit ngtc.unl.edu.