University of Wisconsin Law Student Farah Famouri Wins Weisblatt Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest


KATY, TEXAS, September 19, 2017 – The Weisblatt Law Firm is pleased to announce that Farah Famouri has won the 2017 Weisblatt Law Firm Scholarship Essay Contest. As the winner, Ms. Famouri will receive $1,000 from the firm to help her meet the costs associated with obtaining her Doctor of Law degree.

Ms. Famouri is currently pursuing her law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights from the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to attending BU, Farah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and International Studies at West Virginia University. She has worked as a Grievance Coordinator for the NYC Department of Correction and has volunteered for AmeriCorps as a Victim Advocate.

Her winning essay explored whether the practice of businesses using arbitration clauses and waivers of the right to a jury trial to avoid the high costs associated with litigation was beneficial to the United States. In her insightful essay, Ms. Famouri concluded that “[a]lthough arbitration clauses are beneficial for businesses, they are ultimately harmful to individuals and consumers and thus do not benefit the United States.” In reaching her conclusion, Farrah in part looked to a study which indicated that “if consumers challenge business practices, limitations on discovery will disadvantage them more than the businesses, as the businesses will hold most of the relevant information.”

The Weisblatt Law Firm was founded in 2009 by attorney Andrew Weisblatt. Mr. Weisblatt focuses his practice on providing legal counsel and advice to businesses in a variety of industries. The firm’s specific areas of practice include advice for new businesses, business disputes and litigation, business representation, business-to-business collections, contacts disputes, commercial real estate, business transactions, commercial leasing, corporate formation, employment law, real estate transactions, and contract drafting. Prospective clients can schedule a free phone consultation with Mr. Weisblatt by calling his office at 713-352-8317 or by sending him an email through the firm’s online contact form.



Andrew Weisblatt

The Weisblatt Law Firm LLC

2312 Katy Fort Bend Road

Katy, Texas 77493

Phone: 713-352-8317

Fax: 832-415-0215

This press release has been viewed 411 times on PR Buzz.