elliott.law is pleased to announce a scholarship awarded to a deserving law school student who demonstrates a keen interest and dedication to the intersection of emerging technologies and the practice of law. The $500 (USD equivalent) scholarship will be awarded in Bitcoin (BTC). Please read below for eligibility and entrance requirements.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE BY JULY 15, 2021 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP. SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED BY AUGUST 15, 2021.
Write a 400-600 word original essay on the impact of blockchain technology on the development of the law and legal systems in the United States. You may explore actual or proposed legislation or regulations, examine a particular case or story from the news, or provide a theoretical perspective drawing on your experiences.
Do not define or explain blockchain or cryptocurrency – assume the reader is versed in decentralized ledger technology, virtual currencies and associated systems and platforms.
Citations are not required, but if you use the work of others you must identify the source.
The deadline for all applications is July 15, 2021. All applications must answer the prompt above and must be submitted via this page. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
Only written essay entries submitted in .pdf format will be reviewed – do not submit other creative entries including videos, audio, infographics, etc.
Do not call us regarding this scholarship. Please carefully review the information on this page, if your questions are not answered you may submit a question via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read all the requirements and conditions carefully. By proceeding to the application and submitting an entry you agree the terms and conditions of the scholarship.
Applicants. Applicants must be current US law school students. The winner will be required to show proof of enrollment in law school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Previous winners are not eligible to win again. Previous entrants who were not selected as a winner are encouraged to submit an entry for the next scholarship.
Scholarship Entries. All entries must be in pdf format and submitted through the scholarship entry form page on the website. We do not accept entries by email, postal mail, courier, hand delivery or any other method. All essays must be original, address the essay topic and be between 400 and 600 words in length. Only one entry per student per year will be accepted. If multiple entries are submitted by the same applicant, only the first submitted entry will be reviewed.
Selecting the Winner. All eligible completed submissions will be reviewed by business and technology attorney Brian Elliott. The winning submission will be selected based on the following criteria: originality, enthusiasm for emerging technologies, demonstrated knowledge of the topic area and evidence of editing and proofreading.
The Award. There will be one winner of the ELLIOTT.LAW ANNUAL LAW STUDENT ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP. The winner will be notified via email by August 15, 2021. The award is a one-time, non-renewable, transfer of the market equivalent of $500 USD, paid in Bitcoin (BTC) at the Market Rate (see below). The winner is responsible for all fees and taxes applicable to the award. The award will be transferred directly to the winner via a crypto asset wallet and can be used to offset the cost of tuition, fees, housing, books or for any other purpose. If the winner does not claim the award within five (5) days of email notification, elliott.law reserves the right to rescind the award and select a new winner.
Market Rate. The Bitcoin market exchange rate will be determined as of approximately 12:00 AM CDT on July 15, 2021 (the “Cut Off Time”) based on the market traded price displayed on the Coinbase exchange (https://www.coinbase.com/price/bitcoin) closest to the Cut Off Time (the “Market Rate”). The scholarship will be awarded in a fractional Bitcoin amount that corresponds to the USD-Bitcoin Market Rate as of the Cut Off Time. The winner acknowledges and agrees that the market rate of Bitcoin constantly fluctuates and the USD market value of the Bitcoin award at the time of transfer may be higher or lower than the advertised USD equivalent market value of the Bitcoin award as of the Cut Off Time. There is no cash alternative or other substitution of award, however, elliott.law reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute an award of comparable value if Bitcoin is unavailable in the United States for any reason as of the Cut Off Time.
Publicity. All submissions become the property of elliott.law. By submitting an entry for this scholarship program, you grant elliott.law permission to post and publish your name, the law school you are attending and the content of your essay on the website https://elliott.law and related social media accounts, newsletters, and marketing campaigns.