Nissenbaum Internet Law Scholarship

Two Scholarships Available - Deadline for essay contest submission: May 30, 2015

The Nissenbaum Law Group, a multi-state law firm with a focus in Internet law, has established the Nissenbaum Internet Law Scholarship. It is geared to undergraduate and post-graduate students of an American scholastic institution. The two winners will each receive a $500 scholarship. The firm may also award non-monetary honorable mention(s).

Students who are currently enrolled in a college or university, seeking either an undergraduate or post graduate degree (whether or not related to law) or are planning to enroll in the Fall 2015 semester, are eligible. The contest requires (a) proof of matriculation at an applicable school and (b) an essay that complies with the contest rules.

The topic for the scholarship essay is:

“How can the American legal system improve its approach to policing and regulating digital technology without unduly stifling innovation and civil liberties?”

The topic is intended to elicit creative and interesting insights into the ways in which the fast-paced growth of digital technology is being impacted by the corresponding legal framework within which it operates. It also seeks suggested improvements to that framework that might meet those challenges.


  • • The contest is open to any undergraduate and post-graduate student of an American scholastic institution, whether or not related to law. It also is open to those who are planning to enroll in the Fall 2015 semester.
  • • Those interested in participating must provide (a) proof of matriculation at an applicable school and (b) an essay that complies with the rules of the contest.
  • • All essays must be between 500 and 2,500 words.
  • • All essays must be submitted to by May 30, 2015 in order to qualify for consideration.

By providing a submission to the contest, you hereby grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to the Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC to circulate, post, display or otherwise utilize your essay, identifying information and any other aspect of your submission as it sees fit.

Good Luck!