The Law Place is honored to offer Kaitlyn Piechnik $2,500 to support her education at Wake Forest University School of Law.

SARASOTA, FL, June 13, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Kaitlyn Piechnik has won the $2,500 worth Law School Scholarship award offered by The Law Place. The award is dedicated to supporting her studies at Wake Forest University School of Law. To be considered, applicants had to submit a personal essay presenting their legal hero.

In her winning essay, Kaitlyn Piechnik draws attention to the people behind the scenes who inspired major social changes by whispering “in the ears of those with the power to change laws.”

Kaitlyn’s legal hero is Malvina Shanklin Harlan, who overcame the societal expectations of women in her time to help pave the way for a more egalitarian society. Our scholarship winner believes that she can enjoy the opportunities available to her today due to progressive women like Malvina.

In a society where women were expected to suppress their opinions, this remarkable individual defied convention and fearlessly expressed her own ideas. Despite being raised with the notion that her voice should be kept silent in her marital union, Malvina demonstrated remarkable independence.

Her influence on her husband, Justice John Marshall Harlan, gradually became apparent as their lives unfolded. Despite the prevailing norms of her time, she maintained an abolitionist stance and skillfully shaped her husband’s perspective in subtle yet powerful ways.

In the historic case of Plessy v. Ferguson, Justice John Marshall Harlan stood as the lone dissenter, challenging the prevailing consensus. It is believed that his wife’s unwavering dedication to the cause of civil rights played a significant role in shaping his perspective.

In an interview with The Law Place, Kaitlyn Piechnik expressed her gratitude to receive the $2,500 scholarship award to help cover the cost of her law school tuition. Studying law has always been her dream, and the award is a significant step toward achieving her goal.

The Law Place is honored to support Piechnik in pursuing her studies at Wake Forest University School of Law. Upon graduation, Kaitlyn aims to embark on a career as a litigator practicing in the D.C. area. She sees the legal profession as a vehicle to effect change and hopes to contribute to a more equitable and just society through her work in the field of law.

About The Law Place

With over 75 years of combined legal experience, The Law Place is known as Florida’s leading litigation team. Our legal team handles a wide range of personal injury cases as we aim to help make legal services more accessible to all.

We understand that our role goes beyond achieving a verdict and strive to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our clients and the local community. Our Law School Scholarship is just one of the ways we support those in need of assistance to build a better life.

The scholarship recipient is chosen through a comprehensive evaluation of their academic achievements and their presentation on the profound influence of a selected legal hero on their personal journey.

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