Law Day 2014

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     American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters
2011 and 2012 ABA Law Day - Outstanding Activity Award Recipient

Contests

The Nevada Supreme Court’s

Law Day 2014

EASY ESSAY CONTEST

NEVADA STUDENTS CAN WIN HUNDRED$ OF DOLLAR$

IN 100 WORDS OR LESS

THE CONTEST HAS BEGUN!

The Nevada Supreme Court presents its Law Day EASY ESSAY CONTEST allowing Nevada’s high school and middle school students to win prizes each week for five weeks by writing an essay of 100 words or less.

This easy weekly student essay contest will award cash prizes each week, courtesy of Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry.

TO ENTER

Each Monday for five weeks (beginning March 24) an EASY ESSAY CONTEST question will be posted on the Supreme Court’s Law Day website. Each question will be related to the American Bar Association’s Law Day theme of American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. Students must simply write an essay of 100 words or less and submit the entry to the Nevada Supreme Court using the form found here.

Prize Awards Each Week:

  • $100 for 1st place
  • $50 for 2nd place
  • $25 for 3rd place

Week Four Question:

How can social media change the way voters get political information?  Or is social media just a way for candidates to get their names out there and influence votes without having to tell where they stand on the issues?

Essays are limited to 100 words. Entries must be received by 5 pm Friday (April 18).

A panel – including Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Saitta – will judge the entries and pick one winner each week to be awarded $100. We are looking for thoughtfulness, creativity, knowledge, and writing skills. And don’t forget to use a couple of big words so we know you are really smart (not required).

Submit an entry to the Nevada Supreme Court using the form found here.

TO BE ELIGIBLE

You must be a middle or high school student in Nevada. You must list your age, school, and class level (age and class level will be taken into consideration in the judging). If you are under age 13, you must participate with the permission of your teacher or parent.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEEKLY

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