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.
|About||This 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.|
|ABA 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 Length||3 Minutes|
|Eligibility||The 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.
|Resources||2012 Sample Timeline of Law Day Events|
Sample Letter to Educators
Sample Letter to Affiliates
Sample Social Media Messages
|Entry Deadline||February 15, 2012|
|Official Rules||Please click Here|
|Recognition and Awards||Winners 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.)
|If you have any questions, please contact Renee Lugo, Program Associate or Brian Brock, Contest Coordinator.|