The American collegiate education system has a lot of questions surrounding it, but there are two things we know for sure: 1) pursuing higher education is great investment in your future, and 2) going into school can be a big financial strain for many families and students. Enjuris aims to help ease some of that financial burden by holding an annual essay contest for any students seeking out scholarships to pay for school.
Our 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest will award a $1,000 college scholarship to the student who crafts the best response to the following question:
"With the rise of driverless car technology, lawmakers will have to tackle certain legal challenges. How do you think liability should be addressed in self-driving car accidents? Who's to blame when a self-driving car causes a crash?"
We’re looking for answers that are concise and provide thoughtful, clear discussion points.
This is an increasingly important topic in both the legal community and society at large. Most experts agree that driverless technology is the wave of the future. What’s left up for debate are the legal issues that surround it, ranging from liability to insurance.
Here are just a few of the related questions that must be considered:
- When an accident happens, is the driver or the AI system the one at fault?
- Can you hold a driver—who is not actually driving—responsible for an accident?
- Can you hold a manufacturer—who is not actually present when an accident occurs—liable?
- How do insurance companies define “risky driving” when the driver is not the decision maker behind the wheel?
- Should there be restrictions on what drivers can do in the car? Issues like texting and talking on the phone while driving are already a subject of considerable discussion.
In a driverless world, these questions become even more important.
A quick online search will reveal what everyone from the American Bar Association to professors at the nation’s most prestigious law schools think about this topic. The Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest is your chance to be heard!
Here’s basic information on how to win and what the requirements for entry are:
- Send us an answer to the bolded question above ranging from 500-750 words.
- All entries must be submitted by January 20, 2019
- You must be a citizen or resident alien of the U.S. AND currently registered at a U.S. college or university.
- The writing and any accompanying materials must be unique (not submitted elsewhere), original and your own creation.
- We need you to read, complete, sign and return to us the Enjuris Scholarship Essay Contest Application & Rules along with your submission.
- Only one submission per student will be considered.
- Include a brief bio (up to 300 words) and a photo to be used with your essay.
You’ll also have the opportunity to include any of your social media links, although it’s not required. Visit our official Scholarship Essay Contest Page for more instructions on how to apply.
This is the third year that Enjuris has run this contest. We love doing our part to expand college scholarship opportunities for students all across the country.
To get a better sense of the kind of essay that will help you win, take a look at our past scholarship winners: