The Competition is open to any minority college or first year law student who is a legal resident of the United States residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution, graduate school or law school in 2017. Minority is defined as the following: Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Eskimo, or Hispanic. Employees of Sears & Associates, P.C. and GNGF, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), and persons living in the same households of such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the competition. No minimum GPA is required.