|Deadline Date:||Apr 27th, 2011|
|Posted Date:||Sep 7th, 2011|
Applications must include three recommendations, one each from the following individuals:
Additionally, each applicant must include a cover letter with their application. In that cover letter each applicant should identify his or her academic, personal and/or professional accomplishments and how those accomplishments qualify him or her for DRI’s Law Student Diversity Scholarship award.
In addition to submitting the attached application and required recommendations, applicants must complete an essay of no more than 1,000 words based upon the following question:
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide two separate suits in which foreign product manufacturers are contesting the state courts' exercise of personal jurisdiction over them. The Court will decide, among other things, if a company's mere awareness that a product could wind up in a state is sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction, or if companies must purposefully direct their products toward a state to warrant the exercise of personal jurisdiction. If the Court concludes that foreign manufacturers can or cannot be sued in any state in which the product is sold, absent direct contacts with the forum, what impact might that ruling have on product liability litigation defense?
Essays must be submitted in hard copy, double-spaced, typed pages with copy on only one side of each page.
Applications and all other requested materials must be received by April 27, 2011. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, June 16-17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.