Eric Leis ’22 J.D. wins second place in Georgetown Law writing competition

Author: Denise Wager

Eric Leis

Eric Leis, a 2022 Notre Dame Law School graduate, won second place in the Georgetown Law Technology Review Student Technology Writing Competition.

His paper, “Judicial Review of Commissioner HAL 9000,” addresses the role that the increasing growth of artificial intelligence technology plays in federal administration agency adjudications. His paper argues that the current standard used is not workable for the nuances of artificial intelligence. He presents a new standard for the judicial review of federal agency factual determinations made by artificial intelligence that encompasses stare decisis and the Administrative Procedure Act.

The competition was sponsored by The Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law, and the winners were selected from more than 40 submissions. In addition to a cash prize, Leis’s paper will be published in this fall’s edition of the Georgetown Law Technology Review.

While at Notre Dame Law School, Leis was the executive articles editor for the Journal on Emerging Technologies, president of the Military and Veteran Law Society, and founder of the Notre Dame Law School Running Club. He is currently clerking for Judge David Porter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh.