Student Entries Sought for 2011 Scharps Legal Essay Competition

By Danielle Benedict

February 2, 2011

Scales of JusticeJunior and senior-level students who are interested in legal issues or in pursuing careers in the legal field are invited to participate in the 2011 Scharps Legal Essay Competition.

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

Applications are due by March 8. The subject line should be “2011 Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition.” The winner and runner-up will be announced by April 29.

For more information or for application materials, please contact Danielle Benedict in the Office of Student Services at 518-587-2100 ext. 2255 or

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