The Brandon Attorneys at BLG
Writing Competition, Scholarship
Brandon Legal Group Attorney’s Writing and Scholarship Opportunity.
Legal Scholarship Instructions
- Choose one of the topics below and submit a 500-800 word essay on said topic.
- APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTED PROOF OF ENROLLMENT. Proof of enrollment can be an enrollment verification letter, verified class schedule, and/or a seat deposit receipt.
- Each essay submission must include a COVER PAGE that contains the author’s name, email address, phone number, school and program attending or enrolled in, submission date, and reference to the essay topic chosen.
- Essays must be submitted as a Word document (.doc or .docx), double-spaced with size 12 Times New Roman font and uploaded via the submission tools on this page.
- Each essay shall be both factually and legally supported. While an applicant may cite Florida or Federal Law, this is not a necessary component of the essay. The essay’s content should not be dominated by cited references, but by original thought.
Essays must be original, unpublished, and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions become the property of Brandon Legal Group and are free for it to use, reproduce, or redistribute as it sees fit and at its sole discretion. By submitting an essay for consideration, the applicant accepts, agrees, and consents to Brandon Legal Group publishing the essay on its public website and social media account(s) and the applicant waives any ownership to the same.
Family, friends, or involved parties related to any past or present legal matter involving Brandon Legal Group, PLLC; Brandon Legal Group, P.A.; or the Law Offices of Ingrid M. Hooglander, P.A. are not eligible for these opportunities.
- Are men and women really equal when it comes to raising children?
- Under Florida family law, how are child-related expenses such as extracurricular and time-sharing travel costs dealt with? How do such expenses relate to or effect child support?
- Pop culture has a way of altering a nation’s view of the criminal justice system—see “Serial” podcasts, docuseries Making a Murderer, or Ryan Ferguson’s Unlocking the Truth. What is Florida’s greatest criminal injustice and how should it be reformed?
- Should individuals be allowed to discharge student loan debt in a bankruptcy?
The contest winner will be notified via e-mail and/or telephone call before being publicly announced on the BLG website and other media channels. The $1,000.00 will be paid by check directly to the winner within 60 days of them being announced as the winner.
Submissions will be judged by Brandon Legal Group staff members on the basis of content, accuracy, originality, grammar, and creativity. All decisions are conclusive. If you do not win, a similar scholarship opportunity may be presented later in the year. Applicants may only win one (1) scholarship award during any given five (5) year period.
All winner selections are final and subject to the sole discretion of Brandon Legal Group. By submitting an essay, the applicant gives unlimited permission to use and publish his/her essay. Winners agree to cooperate with press announcements, publicized presentations of awards, publication of their personal photo, and online publication of their essay. All applicants consent to have disputes governed by Florida law. The venue for any litigation arising from this scholarship shall be in Tampa, Florida.
We'd like to acknowledge the contribution of Juliany Agudelo to our Legal Scholarship, an essay competition. While not the winner, her essay certainly deserved publication in a public forum. Are men and women really equal when it comes to raising children?...read more
We'd like to acknowledge the contribution of Erika Pond to our Legal Scholarship, an essay competition. While not the winner, her essay certainly deserved publication in a public forum. Erika is from Lake Weir High, International Baccalaureate Program. Are men...read more
A thank you to Robert Johnson, Florida Southwestern State College, Paralegal Studies Program, for his entry in our Scholarship for his child support related essay and entry. While the essay was not chosen as a recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, it still warrants...read more
If you could change Florida Law regarding divorce and children, what would you change? An intriguing topic tackled by Robert Johnson, Florida Southwestern State College, in the Paralegal Studies Program. His essay, an honorable mention, is entitles "The Dark Side of...read more
This is a first time submission on the topic of "What are the benefits of having a will" written and submitted by Leydis Gomez, Juris Doctor Program at St. Thomas University School of Law. Thank you so much for your refreshing essay. We present Leydis' essay here as...read more
The single most popular topic written about in our Legal Scholarship has been "Why is Marriage Important to our Society? What are the Benefits?" This honorable mention, written by Tiffany Batten, UF Levin College of Law, is no exception. We present you with...read more
Isabel Gonzalez, Juris Doctor Candidate, St. Thomas University, submitted her essay for the Brandon Legal Group Legal Scholarship, choosing to write on the topic of "Why is marriage important to our society? What are the benefits?" The essay is presented here as an...read more
Alexis Deveaux chose a topic that few others chose to tackle on their submissions to the Brandon Legal Group Legal Scholarship. Thank you for your efforts, and best of luck in your future endeavors. Alexis attends Stetson University College of Law. For information...read more
Brandon Legal Group would like to show their appreciation to Stephen Rampaul for his submission to the BLG Legal Scholarship. His essay "Why is marriage important to our society? What are the benefits?" is presented here as an honorable mention. Thank you Stephen....read more
Kishnee Theus from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School submitted a fine essay in consideration of our Legal Scholarship Essay Competition. Unfortunately, not everyone wins, however Kishnee does get an honorable mention. Thank you Kishnee! For...read more