The Michael P. Fleming Law Scholarship
Michael P. Fleming & Associates is proud to announce the formation of the Michael P. Fleming Law Scholarship for 1st year law students in the United States.
The scholarship application deadline is July 1, 2017. One scholarship of $1,000.00 will be awarded to the author of the winning essay. It is expected that the winner will be announced by August 1, 2017. Each applicant will submit an essay of at least 500 words on an area of personal injury or civil litigation law with an emphasis on why they deserve the award. Suggested specific topics include:
- Should the 7th Amendment be construed literally?
- Should liability be expanded for bars that serve drunk drivers?
- Are there too many frivolous cases in our court system?
- Should the right to a jury trial be expanded or restricted in injury cases?
- Should we have a loser pays system in the United States?
These topics are only suggestions. Any law-related topic is fine. It is open to any student entering 1st year law school for the first time. Video Essays are welcome. The winning essay may be posted in the Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. website, Facebook page or other social media. Further details are contained in the scholarship rules and application referenced below.
Scholarship winners will be announced on our blog and social media pages.
ONLY the winning applicants will be notified. So please make sure to check our website.
Michael P. Fleming has been practicing law in Houston since 1987. A graduate of the University of Saint Thomas and University of Houston Law Center, Mr. Fleming is Board Certified as a Specialist in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was elected as Harris County Attorney in 1996 and re-elected in 2000 before resigning to return to the private practice of law. Mr. Fleming is one of the very small percentage of lawyers in America to have argued – and won – a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is married to Judge Natalie Fleming and they have six children.