At Farzad Family Law we strongly believe in education and giving back to the legal community. As lawyers we placed great value in our own education when we made sacrifices on our paths to and beyond law school. We want to help others who intend to do the same.
As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit.
Please review the eligibility requirements and application process below. Remember to include:
- Your full name,
- Email address,
- Phone number and,
- Mailing address with your application submission.
The scholarship recipient will receive the scholarship award within 30 days of the deadline. By participating, you are giving your consent for us to contact you via mail, email and/or call to you. In addition, if you are the winner, you are giving us your express consent to use your name, college or law school identification and your essay on this site and for any other promotional purposes. If you want us to use your photo, please send that in with your submission. The scholarship recipient is responsible for payment of any applicable State and/or Federal income taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.
For a list of past winners, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Application Deadline: Must be received by December 15, 2014
This scholarship is available to all pre-law and law students who are currently admitted to and attending an undergraduate degree program in pre-law at an accredited American university or college or are admitted to and attending a state accredited law school.
How to Apply
Please write an essay on the question outlined below and provide us with proof of your current attendance at the college or university (for example, if you wish, by including your transcripts). Your response should be between 2,500 to 4,500 words, although the length is not strictly enforced.
Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:
Farzad Family Law, APC
1851 East 1st Street, #1150
Santa Ana, CA 92705
You are required to include the following information in your application:
- Your full name, address, and contact details including your phone number and email address.
- A statement of your current academic status, as well as evidence that you are currently attending college or law school as set forth above. You may submit as evidence your most current undergraduate or law school transcript. You give us express consent to confirm your admission and attendance by contacting the college or university.
- Your essay as a Word document, Pages (Mac) or PDF attachment. Essay’s in WordPerfect or any other form will not be accepted.
2014 Essay Question
“Should the right to marry for same sex couples become a federal constitutional right by amendment to the United States Constitution or remain a State issue?
Tips for the Essay
1. Research the subject. This is an issue rich with opportunity for creative and persuasive writing. It is topical and controversial. It invokes the original founding fathers’ intent, social and societal changes and norms, the role of Federal versus State government, the sanctity or lack thereof of marriage as a civil union and related issues.
2. We are not looking for a lesson on the Constitution and the amendment procedure. While that can certainly be part of the discussion and should be, this essay requires you to evaluate the issue from a legal, traditional, societal and possibly moral perspective and whether you attach significance to each and to what extent.
3. Be original. Do not simply regurgitate what you have read others write. Do not plagiarize. It is grounds for immediate disqualification.
4. We place no value on your specific political or religious beliefs although you are free to include some politics and/or religion in your essay, within context, if you believe it to be necessary. This essay will be judged on the quality of the writing and its persuasiveness. We will judge it objectively and without regard to a “right” or “wrong” position.
Prior Scholarship Recipients:
Mr. Jacob True, Law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.