Entries Still being accepted for State Bar of Michigan Law Day Contest– More Than $3,000 in Prizes Availablewphungerford
The State Bar of Michigan’s second annual Law Day contest is open for entries until April 5, 2013. Applicants must submit a creative entry illustrating the 2013 Law Day Theme, “Michigan—Realizing the Dream: Equality for All,” using content from one or more Michigan Legal Milestones.
Schools and community groups are eligible to participate as long as they involve a lawyer as part of their project. If a school wants to do a project and needs help finding a lawyer they can contact SBM Communications Specialist Samantha Meinke at (517) 346-6332 or email@example.com the Michigan Center for Civic Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To participate in the Law Day contest, contestants should tie one or more Michigan Legal Milestones to the 2013 theme in a creative project. Examples of creative projects include essays, debates, mock trials, podcasts, dramatic or musical plays, re-enactments, short documentaries, board games, video games, and more. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. Winning projects will most effectively illuminate or dramatize the significance of the Michigan Legal Milestone chosen, and explain how the subject of the milestone created a more equal playing field for all citizens.
The Michigan Legal Milestones program was created in 1986 to highlight the state’s important cases, laws, and individuals. Bronze plaques commemorating the history of each of the 38 milestones have been placed throughout the state. Participants may utilize any Michigan Legal Milestone in their submission, but four suggested milestones to consider include “Murphy’s Dissent,” “One Person, One Vote,” “Sojourner Truth,” and the “Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.”
Cash prizes will be awarded. The $1,000 top prize will be awarded to one winner, up to two $750 second-tiered prizes will be awarded, and up to three $500 third-tiered prizes will be awarded. All winning submissions will be eligible for statewide recognition as a Michigan Model Law Day project and entry into the national-level American Bar Association Law Day awards competition. For more details about the contest rules and resources visit SBM Law Day]]>