The Phillip R. Shawe has developed the Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Competition, a writing and oratorical contest focusing on a controversial corporate law. The contest is open to second and third-year law students to compete for scholarship funds by developing a cogently written argument (no more than a 15-page brief). The challenge is asking contestants to write an argument to be heard by the United States Supreme Court reversing a decision by the Delaware Supreme Court. Awards will be given to the top three students, first place will be awarded $65,000, second place $25,000, and third place $10,000.
Phillip R. Shawe is the co-CEO of Trans Perfect Translation Company, the largest privately held translation company in the world, with nearly 4000 employees and 100 offices globally. Mr. Shawe has been involved in a lawsuit with his co-founder Elizabeth Elting, who is seeking to force a sale of the entire company as a remedy for her complaints.Phil Shawe and Elizabeth Elting both began TransPerfect together in 1992.
To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:
- All second- and third-year law school students, focuses on the TransPerfect case, (In reTransPerfect Global, Inc.,” Civil Action No. 9700-CB and “Elizabeth Elting v. Philip R. Shawe, et al.” Civil Action No. 10449-CB) in which the Delaware Chancery Court,
- An oral defense of the reversal of the Delaware Supreme Court’s affirmance of Chancellor Bouchard
- The contestants will assume that the case is being heard before the United States Supreme Court.
How to Apply
To apply for the scholarship, the applicant can submit online application through the given link: https://philshawechallenge.wufoo.com/forms/zox8h760usyn7q/
- Essays should be written double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Margins should be 1-inch on all sides. Citations should be done in accordance with Bluebook rules.
- All submissions shall become the property of the competition and Philip R. Shawe and may be published on the internet.
- A cogently written argument (no more than a 15-page brief)
The Philip Shawe Scholarships will be awarded after the oral competition.$1, 00,000Scholarships will be given in the following amounts:
- First place: $65,000
- Second place: $25,000
- Third place: $10,000
The application submission deadline is due on April 20, 2017, at 11:59 pm, and finalist will be announced on May 2017.
For more information or questions, email at thelawschoolchallenge-at-gmail.com