Second Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship is now available for law students, sponsored by The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates.
The competition is open to all students who are 18 years or older and currently enrolled in any Juris Doctor (JD) law program in the United States or its territories. More than $3,000 will be awarded to the 5 winners.
The aim of the Higbee & Associates Law Student Expungement Writing Competition is to help students gain an understanding of the many facets of criminal records such as how they are currently handled, how they affect people’s lives, and how the laws that affect them can be improved.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be currently enrolled in any Juris Doctor (JD) law program in the United States or its territories.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To participate, the applicants must submit an essay in PDF format through the given link: http://www.recordgone.com/law-student-expungement-competition-2nd.htm
Essay Topics: Choose one of the following:
- How to improve expungement related laws in (state of your choice)
- When, if ever, should the government stop reporting criminal records to the public?
- What effects do criminal records have on former offenders ability to re-assimilate?
- Only one essay submission per law student is allowed.
- The essay should be approximately 2,000 to 3,500 words in length.
- The content submitted must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
- Upload your essay in PDF format. The PDF should include your essay and have it named as “2016-first name-last name-scholarship-essay.pdf”. Also, include the name of the law school that you are enrolled in and your email address for that school which we can contact you from to confirm that you are a law student.
- As a condition of receiving the award, winner agrees to submit a completed W-9.
- First Place: $2,000.00
- Second Place: $1,000.00
- Third Place: $300.00
- $200 Honorable Mention
- The awarded funds are to be used to pay for law school-related expenses.
The application deadline is June 30, 2018. The winners will be announced on or before July 31, 2018.