The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award
Sponsored by The Blanch Law Firm
Deadline for Submission
All entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on August 1, 2018. In the event that a minimum of 50 submissions is not received, deadline will be extended past August 1, 2018.
We are looking for an excellent writer to contribute an outstanding article to The Blanch Law Review.
* Cash award of $5,000.
* 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 either Federal or State jurisdiction. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing. The article is meant to be read by clients facing criminal charges and should be informative rather than accusatory.
Entries should be written as scholarly essays. All entries must be prepared for this contest and must not have previously been published. Each entrant is required to assign to The Blanch Law Firm all rights, title and interest in the essay submitted.
Essays should have a minimum of 2,500 words, including quoted matter and citations. Footnotes are encouraged and should not be included in the main text
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 law school students. Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant. No co-authored essays are accepted.
Essays will be judged by our in house team of writers and editors whose decision will be final and whose names cannot be divulged. We reserve the right to award no prize.
Essay Submissions and Topic Selection
Please fill out the contact form below to register for The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award contest.