The second annual Law Day creative contest is now open for entries. Participants should 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.
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 here are four suggested milestones:
To participate in the Law Day contest, contestants should tie one or more 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.
Contest Rules & Entry Form
Read the contest rules and submit a signed contest entry form and permission forms for each minor involved in your project.
Contest Rules, Entry Form, & Permission Form PDF
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. April 5, 2013.
Law Day 2012: View Last Year's Winning Entry
Click on the image above to watch the winning 2012 Law Day Contest Entry—a video by fifth graders from Brookside Elementary in Bloomfield Hills.
What Else Can I Do to Celebrate Law Day in 2013?
What is Law Day?
In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day. This day is an opportunity to strengthen our great American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The State Bar of Michigan joins various local bars, businesses, schools, and other organizations in conducting programs associated with improving the public's understanding of our justice system.
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