Anqunette S. Parham, a third-year student, was recently awarded the grand prize scholarship from the Black Women Lawyers’ Association (BWLA) of Greater Chicago essay competition. Applicants were tasked with proposing changes to existing Illinois gun policy and explaining how those changes would comport with the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Additionally applicants were asked to opine about the black woman’s role in addressing gang violence and other inner-city obstacles. Finalists were also required to interview with BWLA’s scholarship committee. The essay competition was open to law students in good standing at ABA-accredited Illinois law schools and BWLA student members at ABA-accredited law schools across the country.