Law firm holds essay contest for law students

1-800-LAW-FIRM PLLC, a national law firm based in Michigan, wants to help pay for a student’s law school education.

Ari Kresch, CEO of 1-800-LAW-FIRM, PLLC knows that the practice of Law is changing and wants to reward one creative, forward thinking law student by creating the first annual Law School
Essay Contest whereby they are offering a $10,000 prize to one student who wants to inspire action.

The prize will be presented in front of the highest court in the land, at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

This year’s topic “What would you do to improve the legal system” is open to all law students who are at least 18 years of age and who will be enrolled, or will be enrolling, at an accredited United States Law School in 2014-2015.

Students also must be a U.S. citizen and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Contest runs to Oct. 5. Applications are available online at

Applicants must describe, in at least 1000 words, the innovative and highly impactful way in which they could aid in re-engineering the way the legal system operates and/or making it more accessible to the public.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay which must demonstrate how they would improve the legal industry during their career.

“1-800-LAW-FIRM is creating the conversation and inviting visionaries to share ideas and implement ways to better serve the legal needs of America. Our system doesn't simply need to be repaired, it needs to be re-engineered. Law schools must empower their students to be that change. I believe that students that are asked to create change will create change. They will not accept the status quo and will not accept jobs that perpetuate the shortcomings of the past" said Kresch.  “Law students must think out of the box and actively craft what providing legal services will look like in the future.”