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Scholarship Short List of 10

We are days away from announcing the winner of the first Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship. We were simply blown away by the number and quality of the over 400 submissions from all over the country. The subject of the essay competition was What Law Would You Change and Why? And topics ranged from constitutional law to human rights, immigration and distracted driving.

We want to showcase the quality and scope of the essays as a way to show how some of the brightest minds in the country are thinking conscientiously about the legal system and how to improve justice in the future. So without further ado, here is our shortlist of essays in no particular order. Feel free to visit and comment:


Abby Kellog – Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Benjamin Shteinfeld – Why Roberts was Wrong: The Voting Rights Act and Shelby County v. Holder

Courtney Colobro – Reform of Paid Leave Benefits

India McGee – War on Drugs

Kathie Thomas – Distracted Driving

Krista Kaufman – Gay Rights: Change the Law or Society?

Marianne Y. Xu – Freedom of Religion in China: An Ordinary Citizen’s Nightmare

Nathan Cimino – Abortion

Sierra Stadelman –  The Importance of Medical Marijuana in America

Valerie Valdez – Legalize Prostitution

Please watch for our winner announcement on April 1st in our facebook page.

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