SOUTHFIELD — Michigan-based law firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM PLLC is introducing their Law School Essay Contest, which will award and present a $10,000 prize to the winning contestant in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. in January 2015. Additional prizes of $500 each will be awarded to the authors of the next four chosen essays.
â€¨This year’s topic is “What would you do to improve how legal services are delivered to the public?” and is open to all law students who are at least 18 years of age and who are enrolled, or will be enrolling, at an accredited United States Law School in 2014-2015. Students also must be a US Citizen and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must describe, in at least 2000 words, the innovative, highly impactful, and practical way in which they could aid in re-engineering the way the legal system operates and/or making it more accessible to the public. Applicants’ essays must include their plan on how they would improve the legal industry during their career.
â€¨The contest runs from July 1 thru Oct. 5. Applications are available online at 1800lawfirm.com/scholarship.