2018 Legal Scholarship Application
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The Stoddard 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 2018).
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.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.;
- Commencing law school (1L) in August 2018;
- Written an article which has been published (in print or digital media).
Applicants must submit the following by May 1, 2018:
- A completed Scholarship Application Form;
- Copy of law school acceptance letter;
- Copy of previously published article or link to its online location.
- Ability to clearly convey a complex message.
The Stoddard Firm Legal Scholarship is a $2,000 award. We will notify the successful applicant by June 15, 2018. A check for $2,000 will be made payable to the applicable law school and mailed by August 1, 2018, to help defray the recipient’s tuition costs and other expenses. The recipient is expected to abide with current tax laws.
The Fine Print
By submitting an application, the applicant grants the Stoddard Firm permission to use the applicant’s name, school, and photo in marketing platforms. This can include, but is not limited to, the Stoddard Firm’s website, social media accounts, press releases, or other publications.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have a case?
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you could have a personal injury case. Every situation is different, so there’s no way to know if you have a case without consulting with a qualified personal injury attorney. If you are badly injured or a loved one has died, we are happy to speak with you and investigate the matter at no charge.
What does negligence mean?
When someone fails to take reasonable care when performing a certain task, they are being negligent. The term might apply to drivers, apartment management companies, doctors, store owners, product manufacturers, or any other party that has a responsibility to behave or conduct themselves in a certain way. When someone is careless or reckless, they could be found negligent if their mistakes injured someone else, caused someone else harm, or caused the death of someone else.
How long does a lawsuit take?
Lawsuits can last as short as a few months to as long as a few years – it really depends on several different factors. To ensure your claim goes as quickly as possible, it’s best to consult an attorney and begin the process soon after an injury. After hearing the details of your case, an attorney might be able to give you a clearer picture of your case’s timeframe.
What do your services cost?
A consultation with the Stoddard Law Firm is free. In most circumstances, we earn no fee unless we win your case. If your claim is successful, we take a percentage of the recovered amount.
How much is my case worth?
There’s no way for us to know how much your case is worth until we hear the details of your case. Be wary of any lawyer who gives you an amount without first evaluating your case. After evaluating the facts, an attorney should be able to determine how much to seek in damages, i.e., the amount of compensation you are owed for your injuries.