1-800-LAW-FIRM offers $10,000 law school essay contest

 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC a national law firm based in Michigan has announced its first annual Law School Essay Contest, which will award a $10,000 prize to the winning contestant.

Ari Kresch, CEO of 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC knows that the practice of law is changing and wants to reward five creative, forward thinking law students who can articulate a pragmatic plan on how lawyers can re-engineer the way they interact with and serve their clients, so that the legal system can better serve the public.

The $10,000 prize will be presented to the winning essayist in front of 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.

1-800-LAW-FIRM believes that the legal system can be tweaked to better serve the public by incorporating technology, transparency and trust into its relationship with the public. Law schools and new lawyers need to be empowered to make the changes that will transform the system so that it works better for everyone, not just the privileged few, said the firm in a press release. 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC wants to encourage young lawyers to be part of the change by thinking about it, writing about it, and doing something about it.

This year’s topic “What would you do to improve how legal services are delivered to the public” is open to all law students who are at least 18 years of age and who will be enrolled, or will be enrolling, at an accredited United States law school in 2014-2015. Students also must be a U.S. Citizen and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Contest runs from July 1, 2014 – October 5, 2014. Applications are available online at http://www.1800lawfirm.com/scholarship.

Applicants must describe, in at least 2,000 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. 1-800-LAW-FIRM is creating the conversation and inviting visionaries to share ideas and implement ways to better serve the legal needs of America.

“Our system doesn’t simply need to be repaired, it needs to be re-engineered. Law schools must empower their students to be that change. I believe that students who are asked to create change will create change. They will not accept the status quo and will not accept jobs that perpetuate the shortcomings of the past” said 1-800-LAW-FIRM CEO Ari Kresch.