Law in Society Competition
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The 2013 entry deadline has passed. Please check back November 15, 2013, for details on the 2014 Law in Society contest.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies.
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Please read the entry directions carefully. Incomplete entry forms could result in a delay entering your essays by the deadline.
What is the Law In Society Competition?
The Law in Society competition is sponsored by the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section in cooperation with the Virginia State Department of Education to increase awareness and appreciation of our legal system among high-school students. The criterion for the competition is an essay in response to a hypothetical on a predetermined topic. Awards go to students whose essays best demonstrate a superior understanding of the role and value of our legal system in our everyday lives.
A panel of volunteers from the Virginia State Bar and teachers and administrators throughout the commonwealth will judge all entries.
|1st Place||$2,300 cash|
|2nd Place||$1,850 cash|
|3rd Place||$1,350 cash|
|Honorable Mentions (5)||$250 cash|
All winners will receive a current hardback copy of Strunk & White's Elements of Style.
Awards will be presented in May at the winners’ schools.
The first place winner’s essay will be published on the VSB website.Updated: May 08, 2013