The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award
Sponsored by The Blanch Law Firm
Deadline for Submission
Rolling deadline. Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment.
We are looking for an excellent writer to contribute an outstanding article to our online publication.
* Cash awards totaling $5,000.
* Authorship – publication credit
* An opportunity to come work with our lawyers in New York City for a one day.
You will be assigned a topic in the criminal law field that applies to a Federal or State legal issue. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing.
Essays should have a minimum of 2,500 words. Links to all sources must be included in a footnote.
Entrants may seek general feedback on their draft essays from professors, or colleagues. An essay submitted to the competition, however, must be entirely the entrant’s own work product and may not be written or edited by any other person.
The essay should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages. The number of words on each page should be entered on the bottom right hand corner of each copy. The total number of words should be entered on the last page. In computing the number of words, all articles and prepositions should be counted. Count numbers and abbreviations as words. For example, F.2d = 1 word; 746 F.2d 619 = 3 words.
The contest is open to all students. Ambitious applicant are permitted to submit multiple articles. No co-authored essays are accepted.