Help Promote The Law Day Video Contest and Select the State Finalists!

Volume 37, Number 2

Young lawyer organizations and individuals can help spread the word by notifying local schools, by reaching out to teachers, parents, and students, by “liking” the contest’s Facebook page, and by sharing information with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and LinkedIn connections. ABA YLD Affiliates also have the opportunity to select their state’s finalist.

AboutThis annual contest provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about our legal system, get creative and win an educational trip to Washington DC. The contest can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit, or just done for fun.  Individual and groups submissions are welcomed.

FacebookABA YLD Law Day Video Contest

2012 Theme

“No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.”

Students are asked to highlight the role of our nation’s courts in our constitutional democracy and to foster public understanding of the judiciary.

Video Length3 Minutes

EligibilityThe Law Day Video Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes attending a public or private high school, or being home schooled, within the United States and in grades 9-12 or the equivalent.

All qualified participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the Parental Permission Release Form, and each Entry Form must be signed by an adult.  See the official rules for more information.

Resources2012 Sample Timeline of Law Day Events
Sample Letter to Educators
Sample Letter to Affiliates
Sample Social Media Messages
Printable Flyer
Entry DeadlineFebruary 15, 2012

Entry Forms


Official Entry Form
Group Submission Form
Parent Permission Release Form

Official RulesPlease click Here

Recognition and AwardsWinners at the state and national levels will be recognized. Four national semi-finalists will receive airline, hotel, and partial travel expenses to attend and participate in the Law Day 2012 activities in Washington, D.C. 

The national winner will be announced during a Law Day ceremony. (All finalists under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Standing Committee on Judicial Independence
Division for Public Education


If you have any questions, please contact Renee Lugo, Program Associate or Brian Brock, Contest Coordinator.

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