Legal Scholarship 2017

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The Carman Law Firm is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for first-year law school students, which will be awarded at the beginning of the next academic year (August 2017).

This scholarship is designed to encourage and award creative authorship. Informing various audiences is part of the legal profession. The ability to clearly and accurately relay a message is crucial, whether it is addressed to a person inquiring about legal services, a client, a judge, or a jury.

Scholarship applicants must submit a sample of their writing which has previously been published in a newspaper, magazine, professional blog or academic publication. It is not necessary that the subject matter be related to the law; its primary purpose should be to inform readers.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Commencing law school (1L) in August 2017;
  • Written an article which has been published (in print or digital media).

Requirements

Applicants must submit the following by May 1, 2017:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form;
  • Copy of law school acceptance letter;
  • Copy of previously published article or link to its online location.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity;
  • Originality;
  • Ability to clearly convey a complex message.

Award

The Carman Law Firm Scholarship is a $1,000 award. We will notify the successful applicant by June 15, 2017. A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the applicable law school and mailed by August 1, 2017, to help defray the recipient’s tuition costs and other expenses. The recipient is expected to abide with current tax laws.

More About the Carman Law Firm

The Carman Law Firm represents all types of criminal defense cases, including arson, burglary, rape, homicide and drug possession. The Carman Law Firm takes its own commitment very seriously and deeply values its relationship with those who call this inspiring place home. With offices centrally located in Lexington, we handle criminal matters in all the surrounding cities, from Winchester to Nicholasville and Georgetown to Richmond and throughout Central Kentucky.

Fine Print

By submitting an application, the applicant grants the Carman Law Firm permission to use the applicant’s name, school, and photo in marketing platforms. This can include, but is not limited to, the Carman Law Firm’s website, social media accounts, press releases, or other publications.