At the Law Offices of Randy Collins we strongly believe that continuing education and giving back to the legal community is the responsibility of every successful criminal defense law firm. As attorneys ourselves, we’ve placed great value on our own education when making sacrifices on our paths to and beyond law school. If you intend to do the same, we want to help.
Having always been firm advocates of higher learning, we are proud to give back to those aspiring to become lawyers through the Law Offices of Randy Collins Scholarship. This law school scholarship opportunity is awarded to one student each year based on verifiable merit.
Please carefully review all of the eligibility requirements and application process below. Remember to include:
- Your first and last name,
- Email address,
- Phone number including area code and,
- Mailing address with your scholarship application submission.
The law school scholarship recipient will receive the award in 30-90 days after the deadline. By participating, you are providing your full consent for us to contact you by mail, email, and phone. In addition, if you are selected as the winner, you are also giving us your consent to use your full name, law school or college identification as well as your submitted essay on our site and for any other promotional purposes, without any further payment or compensation to you. If you would like us to use your chosen photo, please send that in with your scholarship submission. The recipient will be responsible for payment of any Federal and/or State taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.
2017 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Submission Deadline: Must be received by December 10, 2017
This scholarship has been made available to all law students or college students who are currently attending and admitted to a state accredited law school or an undergraduate degree program at an accredited American university or college.
How to Apply
Please write a complete essay answering the questions provided below as well as provide us with proof of current attendance at a college or university (transcripts work). Your responses should be 2,000 to 5,000 words, although you will not be disqualified if it is shorter or longer.
Submissions must be sent to us by either email or mail:
Law Offices of Randy Collins
1000 Quail Street, Suite 110
Orange County, California 92660
Make sure to include the following information in your application as it is required:
- Your first and last name, home address, as well as contact details that include your phone number and email address.
- Statement of your current academic status and evidence that you are attending law school or college as set forth above. You may submit as evidence your current law school or undergraduate transcript. By submitting you are giving us express consent to confirm your attendance and admission by contacting the university or college.
- Your essay as a Word document.
2017 Three Part Essay Question
Frank was driving his vehicle at night on an unlit winding road when, without slowing his vehicle, struck a man who was running on the shoulder of the road adjacent to a baseball field.
The posted speed limit for the road was 50 miles per hour.
The officer arrived at the scene of the accident 15 minutes later and found Frank sitting in his car in the field. Without giving Frank any Miranda warnings, the officer asked him why his car was in the field, and Frank said that he was driving down the road and his car hit “something.” The officer noticed that Frank’s eyes were glassy, his speech was slurred, and his breath had a strong odor of alcohol. When Frank exited the car at the officer’s direction, he could not stand without holding onto the car. Frank refused the officer’s request that he take a breath test to determine the percentage of alcohol in his blood. An ambulance arrived, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead.
The officer arrested Frank and took him to the police station. The officer then appeared before a judge who, based upon the above facts, issued an order for a chemical test of Frank’s blood. The blood test was administered and showed Frank’s blood alcohol level to be substantially above the legal limit for driving while intoxicated.
Frank was indicted for the crime of manslaughter in the second degree.
- Does Frank have the right to have the results of the blood test suppressed? Explain.
- Does Frank have the right to have his statement suppressed? Explain.
- Was the evidence presented at trial legally sufficient to support a conviction of manslaughter in the second degree? Explain.
Tips for the Essay
- Research the questions and subject carefully. Laws vary depending upon what state an offense occurs in. Learning different State’s laws can help you to comprehend the reasoning behind those differences. This is your personal analysis, not an assignment in which you copy and paste a set of laws that already exist.
- Make sure to be original. Do not just repeat something you read elsewhere. Do not plagiarize. You will be immediately disqualified.
- Many of those who participate may feel emotionally affected by the question. Feel free to share your personal perspective. It will be judged objectively and without regard to whether it is “right” or “wrong”.
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2016 Scholarship Winner
Congratulations Ngozi Osuji!
I would like to thank you so much for the opportunity to be selected as the winner of this scholarship. I am deeply honored and extremely grateful to receive this $1,000. With this scholarship money I will use it to help pay for my books and also make a payment on the interest for my loans. It is hard for many to afford to attend law school because of the looming debt that will always be over their shoulders. But thanks to your kindness I am able to breathe a sigh of relief. Every bit helps to ease the financial pains of attending law school, and that is why I am so excited to receive this scholarship. In the mist of beginning my Winter Quarter at the University of Chicago Law School, it was a breath of fresh area to walk out of Torts and receive this congratulatory scholarship email. Thank you once again and God bless you all!
2015 Scholarship Winner
Congratulations Tanesha Williams!
It’s truly an honor to receive this scholarship! Thank you so much for your consideration. This scholarship will definitely assist in my law school tuition and books! #LAWOFFICESOFRANDYCOLLINS #Scholarship #Givingback Thanks again!!