The rising cost of obtaining a college education has made it increasingly difficult for many students and families to realize their dreams of earning a college degree. As an attorney, Brian Zeiger understands the value of education as well as the financial strain that being a student can often entail. In an effort to help students meet their financial needs, his firm is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to the winner of the Brian Zeiger college scholarship essay contest. Details regarding the contest and application procedures are detailed below.
The essay contest
In order to participate in the contest, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the following question to the email address provided below:
The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.
Responses will be judged on the following criteria:
A) The quality of the writing
C) The thoughtfulness of the response
D) The applicant’s demonstrated potential for success in a field of study related to law