Student Writing Competition


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Student Paper Competition: How Technology Regulates

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC), based in the Nebraska College of Law in collaboration with the Nebraska Colleges of Business, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Engineering hosts an annual student paper compeition. Learn more about our 2022 winners.

The competition continues to encourage students to explore “how technology regulates.” Technology regulates human conduct in many ways. Technologies can be designed to enable or prohibit certain types of activity directly. They may be used instrumentally to monitor or control activity. Digital platforms’ content moderation decisions have effects on our information economy and democratic policy. Changing technologies can support, undermine, or confound existing regulations and regulatory norms, for instance by decentralizing currency or eroding the distinction between longstanding categories such as employees and independent contractors. This competition is for papers on topics such as these.

Please check back in Spring 2023 for details on the next competition.