The state bar of texas and the texas young lawyers association would like to thank all of the local bar associations and young lawyer affiliates who submitted entries in the statewide law day essay, photograph, and poster contests we had many talented entries again this year and are always impressed by the creativity. Students will respond to a prompt based on his or her grade level provided by the oklahoma bar association law day committee, or may submit an essay based on a prompt relating to the law day theme each prompt provided has been tailored to align with the oklahoma state department of education social studies. Mock trial lawyers in the classroom law day poster contest law day essay contest oba lifetime achievement award recipient: amy longo oba robert m spire public service award recipient: don kleine oba public service award recipient: doris huffman law day lunch speaker: danielle. Law day was designed to stress the vital importance of the legal profession to democratic values as it relates to the liberties and rights we have as american citizens law day originated when american bar association president charles rhyne proposed a special day for celebrating the us justice system and was later. In recognition of law day, the judiciary of guam, the district court of guam, and the guam bar association are sponsoring the annual law day essay contest what is law day law day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law law day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the.
The law day celebration is 58 years old law day is celebrated across the country each year on may 1st its purpose is to reserve a “special day of celebration by the american people in appreciation of their liberties and to provide an occasion for rededication to the ideas of equality and justice under law” the theme for. The competition was followed by an awards luncheon at the city club where ncba president kearns davis presented the law day proclamation issued by gov roy cooper the student competition winners were: essay contest winners junior high (grades 6-8) 1st place: aiden pomeroy, wilmington academy of arts and. The 14th amendment: transforming american democracy is the 2017 law day theme chosen by the american bar association the aba 's law day planning guide and resources are available on their website at http://wwwamericanbar org/ groups/ public_education/ initiatives_awards/ law-day/ law_day_guide_2017 html.
This committee plans and implements a comprehensive program of activities in commemoration of law day, may 1, a national holiday set aside to recognize the importance of law in our society programs include readings at harris county elementary schools for law week and constitution day, poster and essay contests,. An essay responding to the prompt above could win one of your students $300 help your students polish their writing skills with the missouri nea/missouri bar law day essay contest all entries should be sent to the judging coordinator listed in the flier essays must be postmarked by feb 2, 2018.
Law day every year, on may 1, all americans celebrate law day the lycoming law association joins national, state and local bar associations, businesses, and schools, in conducting programs on the rule of law in a constitutional democracy an annual essay and artwork contest is the highlight of the annual celebration. The 14th amendment: transforming american democracy how has the citizenship, due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th amendment advanced the rights of all americans how are the protections in this amendment relevant today and useful to advocate equal justice under the law essay should be no.
For law day, may 1, 2015, the missouri bar citizenship education program is sponsoring an essay contest for missouri school students in grades 6-12 the theme for law day 2015 is “fair and impartial courts,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of the missouri non-partisan court plan, commonly called the missouri. Yet, this framework is not self-executing we the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights the law day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how. Law day presents a unique opportunity for students to interact with judges and attorneys and learn more about legal careers students are invited to participate in an essay contest, scholarship contest, and mock oral arguments before members of the third circuit bench attorney volunteers are essential to law day's. Students are encouraged to participate in the austin bar's 2017 law day essay and poster contests the theme this year is: the 14th amendment transforming american democr law_day_2017_700x700 acy the essay contest is open to high schools students in grades 9 – 12 click here for essay.
Law day 2018 essay contest separation of powers: framework for freedom the us constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—congress, the presidency, and a supreme court it also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. Topics the law day essay contest encourages young people to give thought to current social and legal issues and to express their views on the issues the essay topics for 2017 included: two of the last three presidents were elected without winning the popular vote does the electoral college serve a valid purpose today. Manatee county bar association's law day essay contest for 7th graders law day is held in may every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession this year's essay contest sponsored by the manatee county bar association (mcba).