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Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship


The Law Offices of Patel and Soltis would like to announce the formation of the Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship. Each year we plan to award at least $1,000 to the top essay related to law and activism surrounding our Firm's core practices. This award is open to all part-time and full-time law students. Based on submissions we will award up to three awards. This scholarship was established as a memorial to Aaron Schwartz and his dedication to activism and the boundaries he pushed. Amount for 2017-2018 school year $1,000 per award up to 3 awards will be made Criteria: ?º Must be attending an ABA-approved law school for the 2017-2018 school year at least part time. ?º Candidates must submit a 750 to 2000 word essay, not including endnotes upon any subject related to Activism and the Law. Examples would include Immigration reform, Foreclosure Defense, Providing legal resources through technology. ?º All entries will be open for comment on the Focusedlaw.com website. ?º A current resume with contact information must be submitted with each submission. ?º Up to three entries on different topics will be accepted ?º DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Monday, January 6, 2018, by 5:00PM ?º Please email your entry to Soltis@FocusedLaw.com ?º Award(s) will be announced February 4, 2018 http://focusedlaw.com/index.php/2016/05/01/aaron-swartz-progressive-change-scholarship/

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Contact Mr. Derek John Soltis
Tel: 844-533-3367 ext. 11 Address 121 Newark Avenue
Suite 554
Jersey City, NJ 07302