Leifert and Leifert Right to Privacy Scholarship (ID 3754)
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- The Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert is steadfastly committed to giving back to the community. We continue to stand by this commitment through different artistic, civic, academic, and philanthropic causes.
One of the fundamental ways we give back is by helping young people achieve their full academic potential so they can then have a positive impact within their community and those around them. To promote this idea we have created the Leifert & Leifert Right to Privacy Scholarship.
The Leifert & Leifert Right to Privacy Scholarship will award $1,000 to the candidate who can best discuss whether or not those who have been arrested have a greater right to privacy versus the public’s right to know and view all of the details surrounding their arrest. More specifically, does mugshot publication and general access to the public outweigh any potential violations of invasion of privacy interests of individuals who have been arrested?
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- To qualify for the Leifert & Leifert Right to Privacy Scholarship, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• You must be enrolled in at a duly accredited institution, including junior college, community college, undergraduate program, or graduate program anywhere in the United States
• You must have solid academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA or above
• High school graduates or GED holders about to start their college career are eligible to apply
- Special Criteria:
- In order to submit an application for the scholarship, interested candidates should provide the following:
• Pertinent contact information, updated resume, and current status as a student.
• A 750-word original essay which describes what rights the public should have to view information, specifically mug shots, on defendants and what protections should defendants have so their information is not necessarily public. The student must then describe any solutions to problems identified in the essay.
• An up-to-date transcript from the applicant’s current institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. (NOTE: High school graduates, GED holders, and first-year students are allowed to submit an unofficial transcript from their most recent institution attended along with relevant documentation from their current school.)