Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. Announces Winners of Second Annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest

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The Chicago personal injury law firm awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarship funds to law school students who submitted prize-winning and honorable mention essays.

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We were highly impressed by all of the entries that we received this year from law school students from across the country.

The Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce the prize winners and honorable mention selections from its second annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest.

“We wish to congratulate all of our scholarship award winners for their outstanding work, and we thank everyone who participated in our contest,” said attorney Patrick A. Salvi, the managing partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

“Each essay displayed careful research and thoughtful discussion of serious issues within our society,” Salvi said. “We were highly impressed by all of the entries that we received this year from law school students from across the country.”

Sara Bodnar of Washington D.C., a first-year student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, earned the contest’s $2,500 first-place prize for her essay, “Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: Problems, Solutions and the Role of Our Civil Justice System.”

April Liwanag of Kapolei, Hawaii, a rising second-year student at the Michigan State University College of Law, received the $1,500 second-place award for her essay, “Diagnostic Error and the Justice System: How Can We Hope for a Cure If Physicians Fail to Diagnose Breast Cancer in Patients?

Ke Huang of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a rising third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School, earned the $500 third-place prize for her essay, “Not a Children’s Story,” which focused on the topic of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Additionally, five participants received $100 honorable mention awards:

  •     Yolanda Riley of Peoria, Illinois (Southern Illinois University School of Law)
  •     Hien Claire Nguyen of Houston, Texas (South Texas College of Law)
  •     Franklin Chou of Harrison, New Jersey (Seton Hall University School of Law)
  •     Anthony Copple of Boston, Massachusetts (Northeastern University School of Law)
  •     Maureen Edobor of Arlington, Virginia (Washington & Lee University School of Law).

To enter the contest, law school students were required to submit an essay on one of three topics listed and described in detail on the firm’s website. The topics focused on nursing home abuse and negligence, distracted driving and the failure to diagnose patients in hospitals and clinics.

The contest judges selected three top essays and posted them on the firm’s website on June 16. The finalists then had 30 days to garner social media votes and citations for their essays. The funds awarded will go towards law school tuition.

About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Chicago personal injury firm with offices in Chicago (22 West Washington Street, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602) and Waukegan (218 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085). In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than $900 million on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 200 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. For more information, call (312) 372-1227 or use the firm’s online contact form.

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