University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L, Anokhy Desai, has been named the overall winner of the 2021 vLex International Writing Competition for her article "Amending 230 for Public Safety."
Since its creation four years ago, the vLex International Writing Competition has become a staple for students worldwide. This year was no exception, with registrants from over 700 universities, law schools, and academic institutions in over 80 countries. Earlier in the year, vLex announced a shortlist of fifteen articles that were anonymized and passed onto a renowned select of judges, including Dr. Liz Dowthwaite from the University of Nottingham, Roger Skalbeck from the University of Richmond, Richard Tromans from Artificial Lawyer, Masoud Gerami from vLex, Emily Allbon from The City Law School, and Dr. Shaun Wallace, barrister, who also features on ITV’s The Chase.
As the 2021 vLex International Writing Competition winner, Desai will be awarded a monetary prize and will also be invited to undertake a three-month remote internship with vLex’s Global Markets team. Her winning article will be published on the vLex social media accounts in the coming months and featured in the vLex international newsletter.
“A huge congratulations to Anokhy Desai and all the authors of our best in category articles and a special thank you to every student who entered this year as well as our excellent panel of judges! As the competition grows each year, we are extremely pleased to provide students from around the world with a platform to showcase their writing skills and legal knowledge,” said Dr. Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing at vLex Global Markets.