2018 Innovation Law School Scholarship | Goodwin & Scieszka

The Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka, an AV preeminent rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell®, has been happy to provide almost 30 years of legal service to victims of car accidents, dog bites, and medical malpractice. After nearly three decades of providing pro bono work with our annual Law Day, we have fitted over ten thousand free bike helmets, distributed free smoke detectors, and dispensed free legal advice as a way to give back to the community. Now we are pleased to support the future lawyers of America with the Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship, awarded to three high-achieving, bright students intending to pursue a career in law.

With a grand prize of $1,000 and two runners-up receiving $500 each, the Innovation Scholarship will be accepting applications from current students attending either an accredited law school or an accredited university in the United States. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application essay they provide. Applications are due by June 1, 2018. Winners will be announced on or after July 2, 2018.

Deadline – June 1st, 2018

1st place Runner-up Runner-up
$1,000 $500 $500

Essay Topics

Please choose one of the following prompts provided for your essay. Essays must be between 500 and 1000 words.

  1. In your opinion, what law is most out of date and should be rectified or repealed?
  2. What future do you foresee for legal marketing with the inclusion of social media?


  • Applicant must be either a current law student at an accredited law school within the U.S. or at an accredited undergraduate university planning to attend law school.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their transcript.

Terms and Conditions

How to Apply

To apply for the 2018 Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship, please fill out our online application to the right!

Or download our application form and mail a hard copy to our office.

Good luck!

2018 Application Form

The entry deadline has passed. Scholarship winners will be announced on or after July 2nd.

2018 Innovation Scholarship Winners

1st Place

Raven Burnett
George Washington University

2nd Place

Christopher Caudill
University of Houston Law Center

3rd Place

Mercedes Landry
University of Houston

2017 Innovation Scholarship Winners

1st Place

Kelsie McKee
University of Portland

2nd Place

Joseph Avery
Princeton / Columbia University School of Law

3rd Place

Raquel Baier
University of Arizona

2016 Innovation Scholarship Winners

1st Place

Christopher Shook
University of Pittsburgh Law School


2nd Place

Mike Contillo, Jr.
Harvard Law School


3rd Place

Alaina Wilson
Stetson University College of Law